Home care is funded by the Australian Government through the Home Care Packages Program and provides aged care services to people in their own home.
The income test assessment determines any additional fees that care recipients need to pay to cover the costs of aged care.
There are various types of aged care fees and charges that may apply.
The Aged Care Fee Estimator on the My Aged Care website can help care recipients estimate the fees and charges they need to pay for aged care.
Care recipient’s aged care fees are reviewed quarterly and come into effect on 1 January, 20 March, 1 July and 20 September each year.
The annual and lifetime caps applied to the income-tested home care fees.
Page last updated: 22 February 2019