19th September 2016

Opening of 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)

Existing and prospective providers of Australian Government-funded aged care services are invited to apply for new residential aged care places, Short-Term Restorative Care places and capital grants.

Applications for the next Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) open at 12:01am (AEST) on 19 September 2016.  All applications must be received by the department by 11:59pm (AEST) Friday 28 October 2016.

The Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, the Hon Sussan Ley MP has created 10,000 residential aged care places and 475 Short-Term Restorative Care places that are available for allocation through the 2016-17 ACAR.

Up to $64 million in capital grants under the Rural, Regional and Other Special Needs Building Fund will be offered as part of the 2016-17 ACAR. These grants aim to encourage greater investment in areas of high need, with $11.5 million earmarked to support access to residential aged care for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

An application pack can be downloaded from the department's website.

Ageing and Aged Care Group
Department of Health

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