Have your say on the draft new Aged Care Act

Three older individuals are engaged in a conversation while sitting in a living room with a warm atmosphere. Blinds cover the windows, and the room is decorated with traditional furniture and a floral patterned sofa.

The new Aged Care Act will put the rights and needs of older people at the centre of aged care.

It will change the way aged care services are delivered to older people in their homes, in the community and in aged care homes.

Public consultation is now open on the draft Act and we want to hear your views.

To get involved in the consultation, read one or more of these supporting materials:

You can also watch the recordings of our recent webinars about the draft Act:

You can then provide your feedback on the draft Act by:

Find out more about the new Aged Care Act consultation.

Public consultation closes on Friday 16 February 2024.

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.