Previous Approvals Rounds
2006 Aged Care Approvals Round
Information about the 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)
Major boost to aged care servicesAged care services across Australia have been increased by almost 8,000 new places following the announcement on 19 December 2006 by the Minister for Ageing, Senator Santo Santoro of the results of the 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round.
The new places represent an annual recurrent investment by the Australian Government of almost $211 million. An additional $38.6 million has also been allocated in capital grants to assist aged care service providers to build or maintain quality residential facilities for older Australians.
The national allocations include 4,735 residential aged care places and 3,193 community aged care places.
The community places include 1,976 new Community Aged Care packages and 550 Extended Aged Care at Home packages which provide a variety of both low and high level home-based aged care services and 667 Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages which provide the equivalent of high level residential care for frail older people with dementia who wish to – and are able to – continue to live at home with appropriate care assistance.
A summary of the place and grant allocations are contained in the following Table.
Table 1: Overview of results of the 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round
State or territory
Total of all places
Recurrent funds ($m)
Capital grants ($m)
Community Care Grants ($m)
Residential aged care places and capital grantsNational residential aged care place and capital grant allocations (PDF 103 KB)
National residential aged care place and capital grant allocations (CSV 135 KB)
Community aged care places and community care grants (incorporates Community Aged Care Packages, Extended Aged Care at Home packages and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia packages)National community aged care place allocations (PDF 105 KB)
National community aged care place allocations (CSV 132 KB)
Further informationAll applicants will receive written notification of the results of their application(s).
Successful applicants will subsequently receive a follow-up letter from the Department with further details of their approval, including details of the relevant conditions of allocation.
Unsuccessful applicants have the opportunity to obtain feedback from the Department regarding their application(s). In order to obtain this feedback, applicants with unsuccessful applications should contact the appropriate State or Territory office of the Department. The Departmental contact telephone numbers are contained in Table 2.
Applicants interested in obtaining feedback in relation to a places application, are encouraged to contact the Department at the earliest opportunity.
For capital grant applicants, the Department will write to all applicants with unsuccessful applications reasons as to why the capital grant application was not successful.
Table 2: State and Territory Office contact details
State or Territory office
Contact telephone number
|New South Wales||(02) 9263 3516||1800 048 998|
Ask for extension 3516
|Victoria||(03) 9665 8120||1800 822 882|
|Queensland||(07) 3360 2668||1800 177 099|
Ask for extension 2668
|Western Australia||(08) 9346 5226||1800 198 008|
Ask for extension 5226
|South Australia||(08) 8237 8259||1800 188 098|
Ask for extension 8259
|Tasmania||(03) 6221 1514||1800 005 119|
Ask for extension 1514
|Australian Capital Territory||(02) 6289 3368||1800 020 102|
Ask for extension 3368
|Northern Territory||(08) 8946 3451||1800 019 122|
Ask for extension 3451
Extra Service Status for Residential Aged Care HomesThe complete list of the results of the June 2006 Extra Service Application Round have been placed on the Extra Service web page (link below)
Extra Service Status
Aged Care Planning Region MapsNational
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Approved Provider Application formsApproved Provider
Essential Guide2006 Essential Guide (PDF 2321 KB)
Please note: Appendix 1 of the Essential Guide is the 2006 Regional Distribution of Aged Care Places, please refer to the separate links below.
2006 Regional Distribution of Aged Care PlacesNew South Wales (PDF 237 KB)
Victoria (PDF 198 KB)
Queensland (PDF 185 KB)
Western Australia (PDF 152 KB)
South Australia (PDF 122 KB)
Tasmania (PDF 108 KB)
Australian Capital Territory (PDF 108 KB)
Northern Territory (PDF 97 KB)
All State and Territories
Additional Reference information2005 Aged Care Approvals Round results
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
Approved Provider application forms
Extended Aged Care at Home (EACH) Dementia draft Program Guidelines
Documentation and Accountability manual
Information about Extended Aged Care at Home Packages
Recovery of Capital guidelines
Residential Care manual
Standards and Guidelines for Residential Aged Care Services manual
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