Let's change aged care together

The Australian Government is making changes to aged care. These changes – known as the aged care reforms – will improve aged care in Australia now and into the future.

Many of these changes are in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Royal Commission). See progress on reforms.

Our vision is for all older people to have access to high quality and safe care, when and where they need it.

Welcome to the Aged Care Engagement Hub. Here you can find information and updates on the changes to aged care. The Australian Government wants to hear from you. Together we can make a better aged care system and a better standard of care for all older people in Australia. Click on ‘Get Involved’ to see open consultations and find out how to have your say.

You can also subscribe to aged care newsletters to be kept up to date on all things aged care. Let's change aged care together.

What do you think about the planned changes to aged care?

Thousands of people have already been involved in shaping the changes to aged care. We invite you to have your say. Together we can make positive, lasting changes to aged care that deliver:

  • safety, dignity and respect for older people
  • better conditions for our frontline workers
  • sustainability for the sector.

Get involved

Provide feedback through surveys, webinars, online workshops and at face-to-face events.

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Featured news and stories

  • Recommendations for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

    The 32 recommendations of the Capability Review of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission have been accepted by Government.

    17 June 2024

  • Expansion of National Sign Language Program

    We are making it easier for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people to access free sign language interpreting and captioning services. From 1 July 2024, the National Sign Language Program will include support for health and medical appointments.

    7 June 2024

  • 2024–25 Budget: Quality aged care

    Older people, their families and carers will benefit from the 2024-25 Budget. There is more funding for the aged care system. This will mean faster access to in-home care, a stronger workforce and better links between aged care and health systems.

    29 May 2024

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Council of Elders

The Australian Government established the Aged Care Council of Elders as an advisory body to the aged care reforms.

The Council talk to older people about changes being made to aged care and listen to their experiences. They use this information to give independent advice to government about the aged care system and ageing well.

To find out more and keep up to date on the work of the Council, the aged care reforms and ageing well:

Progress on the Reforms

We’ve already made lots of progress, including:  

We’re continuing to listen to your feedback so that together we can make positive, lasting changes to aged care that deliver safety, dignity and respect for older people.

Find out more information about the aged care reforms.

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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.