Proposal for a new residential aged care funding model

Closed 31 May 2019

Opened 14 Mar 2019


The Australian Government is the major funder of residential aged care in Australia. Since 2017 the Australian Government has been examining options for a new funding tool and system to replace the current Aged Care Funding Instrument.

The Department of Health commissioned the University of Wollongong to undertake the Resource Utilisation and Classification Study, to identify and measure the drivers of resource utilisation in residential aged care and to develop a new funding model for consideration by Government.

As key outputs of the study, the university has delivered 7 reports that are available at the department's website.

Call for submissions

This call for submissions seeks feedback  from the residential aged care sector and broader community on the proposed new funding model. A discussion paper setting out the key elements is attached.

Your submission

How to make your submission is described in Section 2 of the discussion paper. Please email your completed submission to the Consultations Inbox at the following address:

Enquiries can be directed to the contact officer listed at the top of this page. Thank you.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Academics
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • Contracted Service Providers
  • Aged care service providers
  • Health staff