Find aged care more easily

Be guided by our comprehensive steps to aged care and search the largest database of homes

Search by postcode, suburb, region or name

Browse Aged Care by State

Step 5

Finding an aged care home (nursing home)

Here we cover the type of information you will find in a search as well as how to search.  We also provide steps on how to filter your search to refine your selection.

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.   

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

To view your shortlisted items, press 'My Shortlist' at any time from the top right hand side of the screen.

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A special thanks to our contributors

Caroline Egan

DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

Ian Horswill


Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

Lauren Broomham

Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.