Development of the Aged Care Diversity Framework

Closed 26 Jun 2017

Opened 8 May 2017


Developing an Aged Care Diversity Framework

The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, has asked the Department of Health to co-design an Aged Care Diversity Framework (the Framework) by December 2017. To inform development of the Framework the Minister has established an Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub-Group.

The purpose of this paper is to seek input and feedback from a variety of stakeholders to inform early developmental work on the Framework. This includes all older people and their carers, aged care organisations and peak organisations engaged in diversity-related representation, as well as others with an interest in diversity in the aged care sector.

The Framework is intended to assist providers, and enhance the sectors capacity, to better meet the diverse characteristics and life experiences of older people thereby ensuring inclusive aged care services.

Providing a response to the Framework is an opportunity to contribute to an area of aged care policy thinking.

Further information on the Framework is included in the attached Consultation Paper.

Why your views matter

The Australian Government’s current National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy (the LGBTI Strategy) and the National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds (the CALD Strategy) have been the subject of separate consultations.

Feedback received from these reviews will inform both the development of a Framework and the specific CALD and LGBTI Action Plans.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Non-government organisations
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups