Strengthening Approved Aged Care Provider Governance Consultation

Closed 18 Jan 2022

Opened 21 Dec 2021


The Australian Government is seeking your views about new requirements to strengthen the governance of approved aged care providers.

Legislation being considered by Parliament will need approved providers to meet new requirements.

We are seeking your views about how the following requirements should be implemented:

  • the quality care advisory body that will report to the approved provider’s governing body
  • the content of an approved provider’s annual statement about their operations
  • the records approved providers should keep on the proposed legislative provisions.

An information and consultation paper also outlines the proposed changes and consultation questions.

Why your views matter

We want to understand how these reforms will impact those affected, including senior Australians, their carers and families, and aged care providers.

Feedback from this consultation will inform our decisions about how to implement the changes.

You are invited to complete the online questionnaire. Alternatively, you can use the online questionnaire form to upload a written submission to With your consent, your responses may be made publicly available.


We need your input by 18 January 2022. This will ensure that we can include your views in the changes that will be made in early 2022.

Thank you for taking the time to participate.

What happens next

Feedback from this consultation will be used to inform the development of new rules for approved providers.

These rules will complement the new provider governance legislation that are expected to commence from 1 March 2022.

Information on the outcome of the consultation will be published on the Consultation Hub.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Carers and guardians
  • 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


  • Legislation
  • Regulatory policy
  • Dementia
  • Home Care
  • Aged Care
  • Residential Aged Care
  • Short-Term Restorative Care