2020 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) applications close 18 March 2021

Press Release: 11 March 2021

Applications for the 2020 ACAR close on 18 March 2021.

The 2020 ACAR offers:

  • 2,000 residential care places, prioritising applications that demonstrate they can deliver care immediately (‘bed-ready’) or within an 18 month period
  • 1,028 short-term restorative care (STRC) places
  • up to $150 million in capital grants for residential aged care

ACAR applications must be received by the department before 11:59pm (AEDT) on 18 March 2021.

The department has published answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and corrections to guidance published in the 2020 ACAR Essential Guide.

The FAQs, Essential Guide, application forms and resources are available on the department’s website.

Department of Health


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