Welcome to the Aged Care Engagement Hub

The Australian Government is putting security, dignity, quality and humanity back into aged care. This is in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s final report.

The aged care reforms will create a system that:

On this Engagement Hub you can get involved in the reforms and help drive change in aged care in Australia.

We need your help to create an aged care system in which we can all be confident.

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There are a range of ways you can be involved in the reforms, including surveys, webinars, online workshops, consultation papers and face-to-face events.

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Welcome to the Aged Care Engagement Hub.

Here you can find information and updates on the aged care reforms.

The Australian Government wants to hear from you about how the aged care system can be improved.

Click on Get Involved to have your say and also register your interest to be notified when consultations open.


Get involved

There are a range of ways you can be involved in the reforms, including surveys, webinars, online workshops, consultation papers and face-to-face events.

GET INVOLVED

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About the Reforms

A range of changes are being made to aged care, in response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The changes to aged care in Australia aim to achieve six key outcomes.

  • Reforming aged care

    Our goal is for all people in Australia to be able to access high-quality and safe aged care, where and when they need it.

  • Real choice and control

    Older people want real choice and control over their own care. The Australian Government is making changes to help people understand, access and navigate aged care so they can make informed choices.

  • Safe and high quality care

    Older people in Australia have a right to safe and quality aged care that supports their health and maintains their dignity and quality of life.

  • Prioritise independence through care at home

    Being able to receive high quality care and support at home contributes to an older person’s quality of life, and supports their family and community connections.

  • Easy, consistent and equitable access

    We aim to make aged care easier to understand, easier to find information about, and easier and more equitable to access.

  • Appropriately skilled care

    A skilled, diverse and valued workforce is critical in providing safe and high-quality care for older people in Australia.

Older Australians

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter EngAged, for updates on changes to aged care, news from the Council of Elders and alerts about upcoming consultation activities.

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Aged care workers and providers

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter Your Aged Care Update, for news and alerts about the aged care reforms, and information for the sector.

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The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.