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Home care funding

You might be surprised to learn that you could be eligible for government funding to pay for your home care services. 

Compare home care funding options

The two main funding programs are the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Home Care Packages. 

Private funding

  • Great interim option while you are waiting for funding
  • No government assessment required
  • You choose the services most important to you
  • Pay per service
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Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

  • Offers basic support if you have low-level needs
  • Eligibility is determined through an assessment, which is arranged through My Aged Care
  • Services are limited to those approved through the initial assessment
  • You pay a co-contribution towards the cost of your services
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Home Care Packages (HCP)

  • Offers long-term comprehensive support, with packages ranging from $8,800 to $51,100 per year depending on your needs
  • Eligibility is determined through an assessment, which is arranged through My Aged Care
  • Funding can be used for a broad range of home care services, based on your needs
  • You may have no out of pocket costs, depending on your income and pension status and the services that can be covered by your package budget
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Home Care Services available in your area: 

Enter your suburb or postcode to find which Home Care services are available in your area. To find out more about the availability of specific services, please phone 1300 160 170. 

Moving to a Home Care Package

If you have services funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, you may get to a point where your current services are no longer meeting your needs. With a Home Care Package, you could get more comprehensive support. This short animation shows how a Home Care Package can help.

How we can help

Australian Unity is an approved provider of Home Care Package services, and we also provide CHSP funded services in some locations. Here’s what you get with us:

Home care funding expertise

We understand how funding works, so we can guide you through the process every step of the way. If you already have funding, we can also support you should you need to apply for a higher level of funding.

Broad range of services

We offer everything from cleaning and personal care, through to allied health services such as nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry.


We design a personalised care plan made up of the services you need most. Your support will be delivered with kindness and competence by local care workers chosen to suit you.

Value for money

If you have a Home Care Package you can rest assured that there are no entry or exit fees. We also don’t charge basic daily fees, which minimises your out-of-pocket costs.

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