Consultation on the draft Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill

Closed 27 Jan 2023

Opened 13 Dec 2022


The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety recommended that the Australian Government establish an Inspector-General of Aged Care, supported by an independent Office. 

The Inspector-General will play a critical role in driving improvement across the aged care system by: 

  • looking at it from end to end, calling out systemic issues and significant problems, and making recommendations for improvements, and 

  • providing increased accountability and transparency through reporting to Parliament, including on the progress of the implementation of Royal Commission recommendations. 

The establishment of the Inspector-General and supporting Office requires legislation. The proposed Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill (the Bill) needs to be passed by Parliament to become law. We expect this to occur in mid-2023. 

Why your views matter

Have your say, because we recognise the critical importance stakeholders play in developing a better aged care system. 

We want to hear your views to help ensure the draft Bill will enable the Inspector-General to undertake the independent oversight role recommended by the Royal Commission. 

Feedback will inform the final legislation before it is introduced to Parliament and enacted into law in mid-2023. 

An exposure draft, consultation paper and summary are available for review and comment on the Aged Care Engagement Hub:


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Aged care service providers
  • Aged care workforce
  • Aged care professionals


  • Aged Care