My Aged Care home care package (HCP) is a coordinated package of care and services to help you to live independently in your own home for as long as you can.

You can choose a service provider that is right for you. The government then pays your provider a subsidy to arrange a package of care services to meet your needs.

Are you eligible?

You are eligible for Home Care Package assistance if you are 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people) and if you have:

  • noticed a change in what you can do or remember
  • been diagnosed with a medical condition or reduced mobility
  • experienced a change in family care arrangements
  • experienced a recent fall or hospital admission

Eligibility is based on an aged care assessment conducted by an assessor who discusses your care needs and then determines the level of care you need.

Support provided

There are 4 package levels available, and they are assigned to you based on your care needs. The subsidy covers a range of different services including:

  • bathing, hygiene and grooming
  • nursing
  • podiatry, physiotherapy, and other therapies
  • meals and food preparation
  • help with impairments or continence
  • cleaning, laundry or other chores
  • home or garden maintenance
  • changes to your home
  • aids to stay independent
  • transport
  • social outings, groups or visitors

How to Apply

Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.

Contact Us
Get in touch to discuss your situation 1300 253 821