If you are just starting out on your aged care journey, this is the section for you. Here we aim to answer your questions and guide you through what you need to do.

Know the type of Care

Help at home: As you get older, living independently in your own home can become more difficult. If you’re finding it harder to do the things you used to, you can ask for some help.

Short-term care: Help after a hospital stay, or support if your regular family carer is taking a holiday. Short-term care can help you cope with life's interruptions.

Aged care homes: You might be at a stage where you no longer feel able to live independently at home, even with carer support or home care services to help you. If that’s the case, it may be time to consider moving into an aged care home.

Types of Services

Services that will keep you well and independent: Meals and other food, Personal care, Personal care, Allied health / therapy & Specialized support

Services that will keep you safe in your home: Domestic assistance,Home maintenance services, Home modification services, Goods, equipment and assistive technology & Assistance with care and housing


Services that will allow you to interact with your community: Transport Services & Social support Services 


You may be eligible  for services if you have

  • noticed a change in what you can do or remember

  • been diagnosed with a medical condition or reduced mobility

  • experienced a change in family care arrangements

  • experienced a recent fall or hospital admission.

Check your eligibility and apply for an assessment online, or call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to see if you are eligible.