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New Aged Care Quality Standards

Created  12th December 2018

The new Aged Care Quality Standards (Standards) have been developed through significant consultation and co-design with the aged care sector. The Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP has announced this important reform.

From 1 July 2019, the new Standards will apply to all Commonwealth subsidised aged care services including:

  • residential care

  • home care

  • flexible care

  • services under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

More information about the new Standards is available on the department's website. Information about the transition to the new Standards is available on the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s website.

Unknown Author, 2018, Australian Government Department of Health (

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