2020 ACAR - Identifying Residential Aged Care Needs

Closed 31 Jan 2020

Opened 18 Dec 2019


The Department of Health is seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to get a better understanding of unmet needs in the provision of residential aged care, particularly in respect to specific geographic locations, special needs groups and other key issue groups.

Responses to the following short survey will help inform the distribution and targeting approach for new residential aged care places set to be made available for allocation in the 2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) process.

The ACAR is a competitive application process that enables prospective and existing approved providers of aged care to apply for a range of new Australian Government funded aged care places, including residential aged care places, and financial assistance in the form of a capital grant. 

The 2020 ACAR application period will commence in March 2020.


  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • Contracted Service Providers
  • Aged care service providers