Published date: 27 October 2022
If you’re considering government-funded aged care services, one question you may have is: “How much will it cost?”
What is the Fee estimator?
The Fee estimator is a simple online calculator. It can estimate how much your government-funded aged care services might cost.
You can use the Fee estimator to estimate:
- Home Care Package costs
- costs for a place in an aged care home.
The Fee estimator is a guide to what you might have to pay. It is not an official statement of what your fees will be.
When you start an application for government-funded aged care services, you may need to complete an income or means assessment with Services Australia.
How does it work?
To get a fee estimate, you need to enter the following information into the tool:
- your relationship status (are you single, married or in a de facto relationship?)
- your annual income and total financial assets. (If you’re in a relationship, this includes combined income and assets).
After you receive a fee estimate, you can also email or print a copy of the results for your records.
Is the information I give the Fee estimator confidential?
Your information will not be used for any other purpose except to provide an estimate. You can print or save a copy of the results for your personal use.
We don’t store the information you enter into the Fee estimator. The information is deleted once you close your internet browser.
To learn more about how ages care costs work, visit our understanding costs page.
Last updated date: 7 October 2023