Australian government-funded aged care is available to people aged 65 or older. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people become eligible at 50.
Aged care is not always residential care. Services range from basic supports to help people stay at home, through to full-time residential care. To access any government-funded aged care service, you need to contact My Aged Care. Whether you need short-term help to manage an unexpected health issue or round-the-clock care, there is an option to suit your needs.
Explore the different types of aged care options below.