Search for your local ACAT/ACAS

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:

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:

To organise an Aged Care Assessment, you'll need to register 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).

Freda Turns 100 With A Party and a Message from The Queen

on Monday, October 15, 2018

Freda Priestly, who attends Anglican Care’s Alkira Respite and Day Therapy Centre at Kilpatrick Court, celebrated her 100th birthday in style on Saturday 13th October, surrounded by her family and friends.

Learn About Retirement Living with Villa Maria Catholic Homes

on Monday, October 15, 2018

One of the great things about living in a retirement community is meeting new friends. That’s certainly the case for Betty and Nance who have become great friends since moving to Villa Maria Catholic Homes' Athelstan Retirement Apartments, in Camberwell.  They even volunteer together for the National Trust’s annual Vintage Clothing Sale.

Health Champion Is Victoria’s 2018 Senior of the Year

on Monday, October 15, 2018

Retired health professional, 79 year old Hamish Russell has taken out the prestigious 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year award for his volunteer work to improve health outcomes in Melbourne’s outer east. 

Carers’ voices heard during Carers Week

on Friday, October 12, 2018

Like most carers, sharing the difficulties of her role isn’t all that comfortable for Sheryl Phin. She and her husband Rod have cared for his mum, Val, aged 91, for the past nine years in their Kilsyth South home following her diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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