Consultation on the strengthened Aged Care Quality Standards

Closed 25 Nov 2022

Opened 17 Oct 2022


The Aged Care Quality Standards help older Australians to feel secure and supported, give families confidence that their loved ones are looked after, and ensure that aged care providers and workers know what is expected of them, whatever their size, location or offering.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety highlighted that while the Quality Standards are a powerful tool to maintain and improve quality of care across the aged care sector, they required urgent revision to make them relevant and appropriate for the people they are intended to support.

We are urgently reviewing the Quality Standards. Through significant consultation with older Australians, their families and carers, the sector and experts, we are strengthening the Quality Standards with a focus on key areas such as dementia, clinical care, governance, diversity and food and nutrition.

Why your views matter

Have your say, because quality aged care matters.

We want to hear your views on the strengthened Quality Standards, because we understand that quality aged care means different things to different people. 

Through public consultation we aim to test key concepts and seek feedback on any gaps or opportunities to clarify expectations in the Quality Standards. This will inform the final report on the strengthened Quality Standards to Government by the end of 2022.  


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • 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
  • Aged care workforce
  • Aged care professionals


  • Dementia
  • Aged Care
  • Residential Aged Care