The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights

Closed 10 Oct 2018

Opened 5 Sep 2018

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The draft Charter of Aged Care Rights Consultation Paper outlines the basis for developing a single Charter of Aged Care Rights and how the draft Charter has been developed to date. As noted in the Paper, the draft Charter is aimed at stimulating feedback from this consultation. Changes to the draft Charter will be made in consideration of the feedback we receive.


Why your views matter

The Charter will provide protection for the rights of aged care consumers. It is important that all people receiving care, their family, friends and carers, and aged care providers and their staff have a broad understanding of the rights of people receiving aged care. It is also important that everyone has the opportunity to provide input to a new single Charter. 

The Department of Health invites your comments on this consultation paper.

With your consent, your comments will be made publicly available.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your comments.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • 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


  • Dementia
  • Home Care
  • Aged Care