Home Care Packages (HCP)

What are the four levels of home care packages?

There are four levels of Home Care Packages for different care and support needs:
  • Level 1 for basic care needs
  • Level 2 for low-level care needs
  • Level 3 for intermediate care needs
  • Level 4 for high-level care needs
Each level receives a different amount of government funding. The higher the level, the more funding the government pays on your behalf, allowing you to access more services. Once you have had an ACAT Assessment, you will be advised which level applies to you.

What can HCP funds be used for?

You can use home care package funds to pay for a range of support that will help you to remain independent and well at home and in your community. This could include nursing care, jobs around the home, meals, personal care and social support depending on your level of funding. You’re not limited to a prescribed menu of services, we will work with you to design a personalised home care package to meet your needs.

Do you have to pay for a home care package?

The Australian government pays for the bulk of aged care in Australia. However, to receive help at home through the government’s home care packages you may need to contribute towards one of both of the following:

  • A basic daily fee, which is a percentage of your aged pension
  • A means-tested fee, payable if your income is over a certain amount
Fees charged to your package Weekdays 6am to 8pm Weekdays 8pm to 12pm SaturdaySundayPublic Holidays
Personal care$64.90$70.40$90.20$111.10$135.30
Personal care (30-min)$45$50$62.50$77.50$95
Domestic assistance$64.90$70.40$90.20$111.10$135.30
Nursing (30-min)$85N/AN/AN/AN/A
Social support$64.90$70.40$90.20$111.10$135.30
Social support (30-min)$45$50$62.50$77.50$95
Gardening and home maintenance$71.50N/AN/AN/AN/A
In-home respite$64.90$70.40$90.20$111.10$135.50
Allied Health Services Please discuss these with your coordinator