Have your say on the future of help at home

The Australian Government is redesigning and improving in-home aged care. A new program will launch on 1 July 2024.

The Department of Health and Aged Care is seeking feedback throughout the development of this new program.

We are now inviting feedback on a discussion paper which provides a draft design for the future in-home aged care program. It takes in feedback from previous consultations on board.

Tell us your thoughts on in-home aged care

If you receive in-home aged care, care for someone who does or work in the sector we want to hear from you. We’d like to hear your views on draft design and questions raised in the discussion paper.

Our areas of focus are:

  • ensuring flexibility to respond to changing needs
  • care management and self-management
  • funding to cover the cost of care and provide value for money
  • increasing early support for independence at home.

How to get involved

If you’d like to provide feedback on the new in-home aged care program, the details are below:

How: You can have your say through our online submission process or by calling 1800 318 209.

Deadline: Submissions are open until Friday, 25 November 2022.

More information

To read a summary of the discussion paper visit the Department of Health and Aged Care’s website. Translated versions of the summary will be available on the department’s In-home aged care resources page in early November.

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There are many more changes needed to bring about meaningful, once-in-a-generation change to aged care in Australia. We invite Australians to continue to engage with us about the aged care reforms.