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If you need help living in your own home via a Home Care Package or are looking at the possibility of moving into a residential aged care home, you will need an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team – ACAT, or ACAS in Victoria.
These assessments are completely free and determine the level of care that is best suited to your needs. A member of an ACAT will discuss your current situation, what types of care services would be best stuited to your needs and determine whether you are eligible to receive government-subsidised aged care or home care services.
You will be required to go through an ACAT assessment if you:
- Wish to access home care services via Home Care Package
- Wish to receive respite care in a residential aged care home
- Wish to more into a residential aged care home
A member of your local ACAT will make a time to meet with you to discuss your care needs. Once the assessment has been completed, the ACAT will be in contact with you to advise you of the services you are eligible to receive.
Click on your state below to search for your nearest ACAT/ACAS:
You can also organise an Aged Care Assessment with My Aged Care by calling 1800 200 422.
You do not need an ACAT/ACAS assessment if you receive privately-funded (self-funded) aged care or home care services (care services that are not funded by the government).