In 2021, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety provided Australia with a unique opportunity — to make positive, lasting changes to aged care that deliver safety, dignity and respect for older people.

The Australian Government is making changes to aged care, many of which are in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

These changes will improve aged care in Australia now and into the future.

Our vision is to deliver the highest quality person-centred care for older people, where and when they need it.

We are also consulting with older people, their families, and carers as we develop, trial and deliver these changes to make sure our aged care system meets their needs.

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Have your say on aged care reform

Thousands of people have been involved in shaping the reforms so far – through surveys, webinars, online workshops, consultation papers and in person events.

We invite everyone to have their say

Visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub to learn how to get involved, including:

  • Registering for information on consultation opportunities and outcomes
  • Signing up to receive our monthly EngAged newsletter
  • Meeting with us in person at an upcoming event around Australia.

What we’ve delivered so far

We have already made many positive changes to aged care. Learn about the reforms and reviews we have delivered.

More information

For more information on reforms and ways to get involved, see our booklet on how we’re reforming aged care in Australia or visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub.

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News about aged care reforms

Browse our news articles that talk about new aged care home design standards, the Support at Home Program, and other updates on aged care reforms that are in the pipeline.