Consultation on the Aged Care Legislated Review

Closed 4 Dec 2016

Opened 14 Oct 2016


As part of the changes announced in 2012, a comprehensive review was included in the Aged Care (Living Longer Living Better) Act 2013 (the Act).  The Aged Care Legislated Review (the Review) will look at the impact of the changes to date and where we need to take the system in the future.

On 22 September 2016, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AO MP announced the appointment of Mr David Tune AO PSM to lead the Review.

Opportunity to have your say

Comments are now being sought on the changes to aged care that were announced in 2012 under the nine matters outlined in the Scope of the Review below.

How to make a submission

  1. Download and complete the submission template under the ‘Make a submission’ link below and email your completed submission to:


Submissions will close at 5pm, 4 December 2016 (AEDT).

Scope of the Review

Section 4 of the Act requires that the Review must be independent and address nine key matters:

  1. whether unmet demand for residential and home care places has been reduced
  2. whether the number and mix of places for residential care and home care should continue to be controlled
  3. whether further steps could be taken to change key aged care services from a supply driven model to a consumer demand driven model
  4. the effectiveness of means testing arrangements for aged care services, including an assessment of the alignment of charges across residential care and home care services
  5. the effectiveness of arrangements for regulating prices for aged care accommodation
  6. the effectiveness of arrangements for protecting equity of access to aged care services for different population groups
  7. the effectiveness of workforce strategies in aged care services, including strategies for the education, recruitment, retention and funding of aged care workers
  8. the effectiveness of arrangements for protecting refundable deposits and accommodation bonds
  9. the effectiveness of arrangements for facilitating access to aged care services.


The Minister can also specify any other issues to be considered by the Review.


What happens next

The feedback from this consultation will be used to inform the final report on the Review.

The Aged Care Legislated Review webpage will be updated with further information about the Review.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Carers and guardians
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Contracted Service Providers