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Fees for aged and disability services

The amount you pay to receive services depend on your income category.

The principles behind this fee schedule are:

  • All recipients should pay according to their individual capacity to pay.
  • All income from fees will be directed into Service Delivery.

DHHS indexes fees and income levels in January each year.

2019-20 fee schedule

Find out how much different services cost. You can also download the Community Care Services – Fees and Charges Schedule 2019-2020.

  Low income Medium Income High income
Meals ($ per unit) $9.40 $9.40 $19.30
Home care ($ per hour) $6.30 $10.70 $44.10
Personal Care ($ per hour) $4.70 $9.40 $44.10
Respite care ($ per hour) $3.10 $4.70 $44.10
Home maintenance ($ per hour) $12.60 $18.80 $49.64
Social Support ($ per session) – base $7.90 $7.90 $21
Social Support ($ per session) – with meal $17.30 $17.30 $40.30
HCPP (formerly CACPS) Social Support ($ per session) – base $7.90 $7.90 $21
HCPP (formerly CACPS) Social Support ($ per session) – with meal $17.30 $17.30 $40.30

Other charges

  • Clients are required to pay the full cost of all home maintenance and interactive gardening materials used
  • Kilometres travelled on behalf of clients are charged at $1.13 per km
  • The cost of a Social Support session may include an additional fee for meals supplied. If you don’t attend a session where a meal has been ordered, you will be charged for the meal unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • If you cancel a service with less than 24 hours of notice, you will be charged for the service unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • Linkages Fees include Low Level HACC price plus GST.  Linkages Social Support fees include HACC Fee for the activity, plus costs for the meal, plus GST

Your income category (2018-19)

Income categories are set by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

  Low income Medium income High income
Individual < $39,089 > $39,089 < $86,208 > $86,208
Couple < $59,802 > $59,802 < $115,245 > $115,245
Family – one child < $66,009 > $66,009 < $118,546 > $118,546
  (plus $6,206 per additional child)