5. Finding an aged care home (nursing home)


At this point in your aged care journey, you should already:

  • Have a client record with My Aged Care
  • Know your client number
  • Have chosen the person (or people) you want to make various kinds of decisions on your behalf, should you no longer be able to make them yourself
  • Have a plan to ‘put your affairs in order’, if you haven’t already
  • Have had your ACAT assessment
  • Have an understanding of the costs associated with moving to an aged care home (nursing home)


In this section you will learn:

What aged care homes are in your area

What aged care homes have the special services and features you are looking for

Take a moment to understand how the agedcare101 directory has been designed to get the most out of your search.  The information here will help you get the most out of your search.


You can use the agedcare101 search facility to find aged care homes that are:




  • In a location you are happy with
  • That can meet your specific care needs
  • That you 'like' the look, feel, philosophy etc
  • That you can afford

What information can you find from the search

Basic information:  

The agedcare101 directory of aged care homes includes the following basic information in its listings:




  • the name of the home
  • the name of the operator of the home
  • the address of the home
  • the contact phone number 

Extra information:

Like many directories, even the old-fashioned Yellow Pages, agedcare101 offers more comprehensive paid display listings for aged care providers who want to display additional information about their homes, including, for example:




  • Information about the home and special features or services
  • Photographs and videos
  • Maps 
  • Links to their website


PLEASE NOTE:  While some listings provide more information than others as a result of paid display listings, the agedcare101 directory INCLUDES EVERY AGED CARE HOME IN AUSTRALIA with at least a basic listing.  

This means:

  • All government-subsidised homes (the vast majority)
  • All fully private, non-subsidised homes

Start your search for an aged care home

Step 1:

Using the search field below, you can follow the prompt to search by:




  • Postcode (and postcodes within a five kilometre radius)
  • Suburb or town name (and suburbs within a five kilometre radius)
  • Region (a broader area within your city or state)
  • Property name

Step 2:

Once you have found the list of aged care homes in the region or suburb you’ve chosen, you will see a list of special features and services down the right side panel.

You can refine your search by checking or unchecking the items you’d like to include in your search:




  • Respite care beds
  • Dementia care
  • Specialist dementia care unit
  • Transition care
  • Palliative care
  • Extra services
  • Acceptance of partners without an ACAT assessment


In the next section see Section 6, you can also do a search of different aged care providers – the organisations or companies that operate the aged care homes and services - to learn more about them.  

Step 3:

You can create a shortlist of potential aged care homes to further research and apply to, using 101File™ function.   

To add a home to your shortlist, click on the button:  ‘Shortlist’

Your shortlist will be kept in 101File™.  You can use your shortlist to apply to multiple aged care homes via a single application form.  Click  101File™ to read all the functions available.