This resource library assist organisations to meet their legal and regulatory obligations. Please note: this resource library will re-direct you to external websites and documents. Links and terminology may change over time.

These resources were correct at last review: 2 February 2020.

The New Aged Care Quality Standards

The Aged Care Quality Standards Resources
On 1 July 2019, the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission began assessing and monitoring quality of care and services against the Aged Care Quality Standards. The Commission has a range of resources available for download to support service providers and their consumers to understand the Quality Standards.

The new Aged Care Quality Standards are now in effect. Are you compliant?

Aged Care Quality Standards diagram

Industry Standards, Regulations and Legislation

Aged Care Legislation
The Aged Care Act 1997 is the overarching legislation that outlines the obligations and responsibilities that aged care providers must follow to receive subsidies from the Australian Government.

Australian Government – Department of Health

Australian Government – Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Resource Library
The Commission regularly produces and sources resources that help and support aged care providers in the delivery of quality care.

Charter of Aged Care Rights

Residential Care Sector performance data
The performance information includes data from the Commission’s aged care quality regulatory and complaints functions.

Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) is the national peak body representing and supporting providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Our purpose is to enable a high performing, respected, and sustainable age services industry delivering accessible, affordable, quality care and services for older Australians.

News and Information

Aged Care Insite is a prolific source of news and information regarding the aged care industry. You can subscribe to receive all the latest articles direct to your email inbox.

Nursing Review is an excellent source of news and information for nurses as well as industry professionals. You can subscribe to receive all the latest articles direct to your email inbox.

Dementia Australia represents the 436,366 Australians living with dementia and the almost 1.5 million Australians involved in their care.