Regulatory Updates

Recent Updates

Keep up with the latest changes and updates to aged and disability care regulations here. This is not a comprehensive list – this is a guide to the most recent, relevant changes.

Home Care Package Changes

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

Don’t forget, from February 2021, as part of the Improved Payment Arrangements (IPA), Home Care Packages Program subsidies and supplements will now be paid in arrears for services delivered. These changes will not affect care recipients’ subsidy entitlements.

Phase Two of the changes will commence in September 2021.

For more info, head to the Department’s page here.

Serious Injury Response Scheme (SIRS)

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

SIRS is a new Commonwealth initiative to reduce the risk of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services. Currently, it is expected to commence on the 1st April 2021.

For more information on how this will affect your organisation, click here.