Government funding by package level
The total cost of a home care package is made up of:
- what you need to pay (your contribution)
- what the Australian Government pays (the subsidy).
The Australian Government pays a different subsidy amount for each level of home care package. This amount is paid to the home care provider you choose.
The government subsidy for each package is as follows:
|Aged care services for
|Yearly amount paid by the
Australian Government up to
approximate* value of
||Basic care needs
||Low-level care needs
||Intermediate care needs
||High-level care needs
* The maximum government contribution increases each year. The individual amount that will be paid will depend on whether you are asked to pay an income-tested care fee.