How we calculate fees for Home Care Packages

We calculate the amount of income-tested care fee you can ask care recipients to pay.

In general, there are 2 types of fees paid by people who get a Home Care Package.

The basic daily fee is paid by everyone and is set by the Department of Health and Aged Care.

The income tested care fee is paid by people who can afford to pay towards their aged care, based on their income.

You can find information about the Home Care Package fees on the Department of Health and Aged Care’s website. We work out the income-tested care fee, based on the income details of the care recipient. We decide:

  • if they can pay an income-tested care fee
  • what amount the fee will be.

We review the fee every 3 months. We’ll write to you and the care recipient if there are any changes.


If the care recipient is having trouble meeting their care costs they may be able to get financial hardship assistance.

We’ll pay you the hardship supplement on their behalf.

My Aged Care

Read more about aged care fees and charges on the My Aged Care website.

Page last updated: 7 July 2022.
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