New Aged Care Act consultation period extended

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The consultation period on the draft new Aged Care Act has been extended to Friday 8 March 2024.

Our consultation on the draft Act opened on 14 December 2023.

Since then, we’ve heard from people who use aged care services, people who deliver these services and work in aged care, and people with an interest in the sector.

Many people have also asked for more time to review the draft Act and provide feedback on this important change to aged care.

In response, the Australian Government has extended the consultation period. This will give people more opportunity to contribute.

The new Act will impact everyone connected to aged care so it’s important that you get involved and have your say. You can:

Find out more about the new Aged Care Act consultation.

Consultation closes at 7:00 pm (AEDT) on Friday 8 March 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 Australians 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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