In home support - over 65's

Commonwealth Home Support Program

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme is funded by the Australian Government, and provides a range of entry-level aged care services for older people who need assistance to keep living independently at home and in their community.  It is about building on your strengths and abilities to help you remain living independently and safely at home.

The program is for people aged 65 years and over (50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).

The program also includes support services for prematurely aged people on a low income who are 50 years or over (45 years or over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Services that can be provided:

  • Domestic assistance
  • Food services
  • Personal care
  • Home maintenance
  • Social support

To obtain free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available and if you are eligible contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 (free call).

Further information is available via the My Aged Care website:  https://www.myagedcare.gov.au