Consultation workshops: draft new Aged Care Act

Audience: Older Australians, carers and families, Aged care workers, Providers (i.e service administrators, owners), Aged care experts and peak organisations

Topic: Aged Care Reform

Location: Various

Time: 2 hours or 4 hours

Contact name: Mel Metz

Contact email:

Further information

We are hosting workshops in-person around Australia and online to capture feedback on the draft new Aged Care Act and its impacts.

These workshops are open to anyone interested in Australia’s aged care system including:

  • older people, their families and carers
  • aged care providers and workers
  • sector peaks, associations and unions.

There is no cost to attend a workshop.

Before attending a workshop, we encourage you to read one of our consultation papers. These materials include prompting questions about what we are most interested to hear about and may help guide your feedback.

In-person workshops

Workshops are running between 19 January and 14 February 2024. Each workshop is 4 hours and sessions start at different times.

Some of the in-person workshops will focus on the impacts of the draft Act on:

  • older First Nations people
  • older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • older people with diverse life experiences.

Workshops are being held in:

  • Adelaide
  • Albury
  • Alice Springs
  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Broome
  • Bunbury
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Devonport
  • Dubbo
  • Geelong
  • Gold Coast
  • Hobart
  • Kalgoorlie
  • Launceston
  • Logan City
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Newcastle
  • Perth
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Macquarie
  • Shepparton
  • Sydney
  • Toowoomba
  • Victor Harbour

Virtual workshops

We are holding virtual workshops for people who are unable to attend the in-person events.

These 2-hour workshops start at different times and are being held via Microsoft Teams during February.

Register to attend

Register to attend a workshop at a time or location that suits you.

Find out more and check out the full schedule of workshops.

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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.