Aged Care Taskforce Report and Recommendations

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The report by the Aged Care Taskforce has now been released. It contains 23 recommendations for the Australian Government to consider.

The Taskforce was established in June 2023 to provide expert advice to government about:

  • funding arrangements
  • options for a system that is fair and equitable
  • ways to build on the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

These recommendations aim to build an aged care system that is financially sustainable as well as one that enables older people to live well as they age.

Taskforce members consulted widely across Australia, including holding roundtables, forums and an online survey, and receiving public submissions.

Read the Aged Care Taskforce Report.

Watch an online presentation by Taskforce members about the report.

You can continue to have your say about aged care reforms. Visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub or phone 1800 318 209 (Aged care reform free-call phone line).

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.