Helping you find government information and services

Older Australians

Find information about government benefits and payments available to older Australians.

My Aged Care

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Helps you find up-to-date information about Australia's aged care system. It provides easier access to a full range of aged care services and hosts a number of features including aged care home details, help at home and carer information.

Department of Health

Older Australians

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Support for older Australians, including retirement advice, help with medical and pharmaceutical costs and financial support.

Department of Human Services

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

A free service for anyone to raise their concerns about the quality of care or services being delivered to people receiving aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government. The Complaints Commissioner has replaced the Aged Care Complaints Scheme.

Office of the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner

Aged Care Pricing Commissioner

Increases the level of transparency in the pricing of residential aged care services and ensures aged care recipients are charged appropriately for accommodation and other services through approval of certain prices.

Department of Social Services

Aged care service finder

Helps you locate Australian Government-funded aged care services. You can search for homes in a particular location or find services that can help you remain independent in your home.

Department of Health

Aged care services

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Information on aged care services, including home and community care, hostels, nursing homes, retirement villages and respite care, licensing and accreditation.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

The accreditation body for residential aged care homes and for quality review of home care services.

Australian Aged Care Quality Agency

Birthday and anniversary messages

Australians celebrating a special birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen. Provides a table showing who is eligible and details for arranging the message.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Broadband for Seniors

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Provides older Australians with access to computers and the Internet via free Internet kiosks; and supports seniors to gain confidence and build skills in using new technology.

NEC Australia Pty Ltd

Carer Gateway

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A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. An interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services. Call 1800 422 737.

Healthdirect Australia Ltd

Help at home

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Provides information to assist people to stay at home. Includes information on home and community care services, home care packages and other care and support available.

Department of Health

Home care today

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Supports both older Australians and home care providers as they work out what to expect, what choices they have and how they can make decisions about home care packages using the consumer directed care (CDC) approach.

COTA Australia

National Public Toilet Map

Provides information on over 16,000 publicly available toilets across Australia, including accessibility, opening hours and facilities, such as showers & baby change. You can also plan a trip to get a list of toilets along the way.

Department of Health

Pensioner concession card

Gives cardholders access to Australian Government health concessions and helps with the cost of living by reducing the cost of certain goods and services.

Department of Human Services

Respite care

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Provides access to a variety of respite services for carers who may need some extra help every now and then, including a short break from their caring role.

Department of Health

Seniors Card

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Each state and territory has a Seniors Card scheme providing government concessions and participating business discounts on a range of goods and services. Find links to state and territory card providers.