Aged Care Principles - Australian Government


If you intend to offer aged care services, you will be required to comply with these principles.

These principles set out the minimum standards of operation and outline specific methodology for providing aged care to care recipients in a manner that is compliant with all legal obligations.

These principles deal with issues such as:

  • requirements for providing for the safety and health of individuals under your care
  • rules regarding the location of aged care services and how to apply for an allocation of a place
  • how care recipients are approved to receive residential, home or flexible care
  • details of the aged care application process
  • details of the level of care that must be provided to each care recipient and related subsidies
  • what service levels you will have to meet to attain extra service status
  • how to receive a grant from the Agency for providing aged care
  • details of the services involved in aged care and how to receive accreditation and certification
  • details of your responsibility to uphold a care recipient's rights
  • record keeping requirements.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Aged Care Act 1997 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Ageing and Aged Care

Contact details

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