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Home Care Fee Estimator

for people commencing a Home Care Package from 1 July 2014 onwards
Important information

This tool is provided as a guide for your general information only. It can help you estimate the fees and payments you may be asked to pay while receiving a home care package.

The actual amount of the fees payable will depend on your personal situation, the time you enter care, the information you provide to the relevant Australian Government Departments and your personal and financial information at the time of the assessment.

This Fee Estimator is not a substitute for financial advice. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice to check how the estimate relates to your particular circumstances.

We respect your privacy and the information you provide will not be used for any other purpose except to provide an estimate. The Australian Government will not store the information you enter into the fee estimator. This information will be deleted once you close your internet browser.

Read the full disclaimer.

The person and the care needed
Income

Income includes:

  • income support payments from the Australian Government such as the age pension or service pension
  • net income from rental property
  • war widow/widower pensions and some disability pensions
  • net income from business, including farms
  • income from superannuation income streams such as annuities and allocated pensions
  • overseas pension income
  • family trust distributions
  • dividends from private company shares.

Do not include interest from your bank accounts or financial investments. Your financial assets will be deemed to earn a certain rate of income.

For more guidance on what types of income to include, see the Income and Assets Checklist.

Financial assets include:

  • bank, building society and credit union accounts
  • cash
  • term deposits
  • cheque accounts
  • friendly society bonds
  • managed investments
  • listed shares and securities
  • loans and debentures
  • shares in unlisted public companies
  • gold and other bullion
  • gifted assets - if you have gifted amounts above $10,000 in the last year or $30,000 in the last five years, include the amount above these limits as a financial asset.

Do not include your family home.

For more guidance on what types of financial assets to include, see the Income and Assets Checklist

About this estimate

Disclaimer

The Fee Estimator and tools on this website are provided as a guide for your general information only. The Fee Estimator will give you an estimate of fees and charges for aged care, based on the information you enter at the time. The actual amount of the fees and charges payable will depend on your personal situation, the time you enter care, the information you provide to the relevant Australian Government Departments and your personal and financial information at the time of the assessment.

All reasonable care has been taken in preparing and designing the Fee Estimator and tools; however, the Commonwealth provides no warranty and makes no representation that the information provided by the Fee Estimator and tools is appropriate for your particular circumstances or indicates you should follow a particular course of action. You should consider obtaining independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice to check how the website information relates to your particular circumstances.

The Commonwealth is not liable for any loss caused, whether due to negligence or otherwise arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information provided directly or indirectly on or through this website, by use of the Fee Estimator