Department of Health and Aged Care

The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care develops and delivers policies and programs on health, aged care and sport. We work with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure better health and wellbeing for all Australians. 

The department is responsible for administering aged care legislation and developing policy that supports high quality, safe and sustainable aged care.  

We deliver a broad range of programs relating to aged care, including in-home aged care, as well as funding for residential aged care. We also support people to navigate and access aged care services through My Aged Care.  

We are making changes to aged care that will improve aged care in Australia now and into the future. Many of the changes are in response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.   

Our vision is to deliver the highest quality person-centred care for older people – where and when they need it. 

To find out more and to have your say about the changes, visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub: or call 1800 318 209.