Registrations open for draft new Aged Care Act consultation workshops

A new Aged Care Act is being introduced in response to a key recommendation made by the landmark Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.


The new Act will aim to put the rights and needs of older people at the centre of aged care and improve how aged care services are delivered to older people in their homes, community settings and residential aged care facilities.

The federal government Department of Health and Aged Care is currently undertaking consultation on the draft new Aged Care Act, seeking feedback from everyone with an interest in the sector, from older people, their families and carers, to aged care providers and staff, and advocates and researchers.

To make an informed contribution to the consultation, read the:

Anyone who would like to contribute to the direction and shape of a new aged care system can:

Consultation face-to-face workshops

The Department of Health and Aged Care is holding 35 x 4-hour workshops in capital cities and some regional centres across Australia from 19 January to 14 February.

Anyone interested in aged care can attend these workshops and give their feedback on the draft law and its impacts.

Registrations are now open and there is no cost to attend.

The workshop details and registration form are available on the upcoming consultation workshops page.

The public consultation on the draft new Aged Care Act closes on 16 February 2024.

Read the ANMF’s submission to the draft new Aged Care Act here

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