What are the basic aged care fees? 4.1

Basic fees and costs

Before you ‘sign up’ for an aged care home (nursing home), you need to have a good idea of what fees and costs you will be expected to pay – and what you can afford.  



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Aged care homes can charge you four types of fees and costs - three main fees as well as some additional fees - as described in 4.2 The Main Costs Explained.

In summary, these are:

  • A basic daily fee
  • A means-tested care fee
  • An accommodation cost


  • Additional fees if you choose to have non-essential extras that are not included in the basic fees and costs


What you need to know:

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