New Aged Care Act: exposure draft consultation survey

Closed 8 Mar 2024

Opened 14 Dec 2023


The Department of Health and Aged Care released an exposure draft of the new Aged Care Act (new Act) for feedback on 14 December 2023.

The aim of this survey was to get your feedback on various parts of the exposure draft.

This survey was anonymous and took about 10–15 minutes to complete.

 We wanted to know whether you thought the draft new Act will:

  • operate as we hope it does
  • create the change you want to see in aged care.

Respondents were asked to read some information about the exposure draft before filling in the survey. 

This survey closed on Friday 8 March 2024.

To find out more about the consultation, visit our website and read more about the new Aged Care Act.

Why your views matter

This consultation was open to all Australians who wanted to contribute, including:

  • older people, their families and carer
  • aged care providers and workers
  • researchers and sector experts
  • any interested in aged care.

The feedback we have received during these consultations is being used to inform final drafting of the Bill. The analysis of the consultation feedback will be published later in 2024.

What happens next

The draft new Aged Care Act – called the exposure draft – has been developed using feedback from previous consultations.

This consultation will help to shape the new Act before it is introduced in Parliament in 2024.

A summary of the key issues and emerging themes of this consultation will be published on the department’s website.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Aged care service providers
  • Aged care workforce
  • Aged care professionals


  • Dementia
  • Home Care
  • Aged Care
  • Residential Aged Care
  • Short-Term Restorative Care