If you have been assessed and are ready to find a suitable local service provider, select a type of care below to get started.
Search for a provider
If you haven't been assessed yet, find out how to apply for aged care services, or read more about finding a provider below.
What to consider
There are four key things to consider when you are looking to set up an aged care service: the service, costs, availability, and quality. There may also be situations where you need or prefer to use a private aged care provider. It’s important to find the right match for you.
How much you pay depends on the type of help you need and the specific services you receive. This section explains how to work out what you might need to pay.
Setting up your services
Once you’ve chosen your preferred provider, they will work with you to finalise schedules, services, and costs.
Your next steps
Step 1 See what might help you
Take a look at the different types of care available.
Step 2 Apply for subsidised aged care
Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request an assessment.
Step 3 Find out what services you can get
After your face-to-face assessment, find out what services you are eligible for.
You are here: Step 4 Find a service provider
Use our Find a provider tool and checklists to find the best match for your needs.
Step 5 Arrange your services
Understand and sign the service agreement(s) to start receiving services.
Step 6 Get the most from your services
Find out how to make changes and what to do if things go wrong.
Need some help?
I have questions
If you need some help, the My Aged Care team can answer most of your questions over the phone.
Call 1800 200 422
An advocate for my rights
Advocacy services ensure that the rights of anyone receiving or seeking aged care services are supported. They also make it easier to make decisions about care.
Someone to talk on my behalf
A friend or a family member can speak on your behalf by becoming your representative.
Support for all
Information and support is available to help people of all backgrounds, languages and situations to access the help they need. This includes LGBTI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, veterans, and more.