Finding an aged care home (nursing home)

Aged care homes (nursing homes) can charge you four types of fees and costs - three main fees as well as some additional fees - as described in4.2 The Main Costs Explained.



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  • in a location you are happy with
  • meet your specific care needs
  • to your look, feel, philosophy etc


  • meet 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.

  • the name of the home
  • the name of the operator of the home
  • the address of the home


  • the contact phone number 

Extra Information

Agedcare101 offers more comprehensive paid display listings for aged care providers who want to display additional information about their homes for example:

  • information about the home and special features or services
  • photographs and videos
  • maps


  • links to their website

PLEASE NOTE:  the agedcare101 directory includes every aged care home in Australia. This means all government-subsidised homes (the vast majority) as well as 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:


  • 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.