Aged care entry requirements for providers

How fees for home care are calculated

There are various types of aged care fees and charges that may apply.

Basic daily fee

The basic daily fee for home care is 17.5% of the single basic Age Pension daily payment rate. All care recipients pay this amount towards their cost of care.

Income tested care fee

Some home care recipients who started care from 1 July 2014 pay an income tested care fee based on their total assessable income over the relevant income free area.


If the care recipient is having trouble meeting their care costs or are in financial hardship they may be eligible for financial hardship assistance.

You may receive a hardship supplement on the care recipient's behalf to help cover the cost of their care.

My Aged Care

The care recipient can read more about the aged care fees and charges that may apply to them on the My Aged Care website. They can also call the My Aged Care Information Line on 1800 200 422.

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Page last updated: 22 February 2019