HOME CARE PACKAGES
Understanding the process and what's included
What are Home Care Packages?
The Home Care Package programme is designed to help people continue living at home independently and safely. The goal is to provide the care and support you need in your own home so you can stay there comfortably.
When you receive a Home Care Package, the government allocates funds for your care which are paid to the Home Care Package provider of your choice.
Watch our video for an explanation of how Home Care Packages work in less than three minutes.
Funding at a glance
There are four levels of funding for Home Care Packages which correspond to the amount of care you need. You should also be aware of the different fees which may apply to your package.
Care needs level
Approximate funding amount
Basic care needs
Low-level care needs
Intermediate care needs
High-level care needs
The government contribution changes on 1 July every year; these figures are up to date as at 1 July 2022.
We can help you understand what’s involved with funding if you have any questions.
How do I know if I'm eligible?
You will need to have an independent assessment with the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS). This is a government requirement and we cannot make the assessment ourselves. Find out more about your eligibility below.
Keep in mind:
You can change providers any time
When you receive a Home Care Package, you have the right to change your care provider if you think a different Home Care Package provider will suit you better.
Here’s what you need to do at a glance:
Find out more about Home Care Packages
If you need more information about Home Care Packages, download our information pack. It has all the details you need to understand the process and get started.