2024–25 Budget: Quality aged care

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The Australian Government’s 2024–25 Budget includes $2.2 billion to improve safe, quality aged care.
We are:

  • reducing wait times for older people seeking Home Care Packages
  • building the aged care workforce
  • delivering an enhanced quality and safety regulator
  • upgrading technology and digital infrastructure across the aged care sector.

The Budget will promote stronger links between aged care and health systems to ensure older people get the medical support they need in a safe and comfortable environment.

Read more about aged care reform priorities, or download the Budget 2024–25 fact sheet.

We are continuing to consult with older people, their families and carers to improve the standard of aged care. To get involved, visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub.

Let's change aged care, together

Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it.

The changes mean Older people will have greater choice and control, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age.

To find out more and help design the changes, visit the Get Involved page or call 1800 318 209.

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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.