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What is the difference between Entry Level care (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP)?

If You’re Having Trouble With Everyday Tasks And Feel That A Little Support Could Improve Your Health And Wellbeing, CHSP Could Be Right For You.

To Be Eligible For This Program, You Must Be Aged:

  • 65 Years Or Older (50 Years Or Older For Aboriginal Or Torres Strait Islander People)
  • Or 50 Years Or Older (45 Years Or Older For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander People) And On A Low Income, Homeless, Or At Risk Of Being Homeless.

CHSP Will Provide Successful Applicants With Individual Codes That Can Be Used With An Approved CHSP Provider And Will Also Be Expected To Contribute To The Cost Of Services.


Home Care Packages (HCP) Are One Of The Ways That Older Australians Can Access Affordable Care Services To Get Some Help At Home. They Are Designed For Those With More Complex Care Needs That Go Beyond What The Commonwealth Home Support Program Can Provide.


Home Care Packages Can Be An Option If You Need A Coordinated Approach To The Delivery Of Your Help At Home – Perhaps Because You Need Help With Many Everyday Tasks, Or The Care You Need Is More Complex Or Intensive.


Each Package Level Has A Daily Amount Of Subsidy That Will Be Provided To Your Nominated Home Care Provider. At The Moment Of Publication Of This Information, The Daily Fees Are:

  • Level 1: $24.73
  • Level 2: $43.5
  • Level 3: $94.66
  • Level 4: $143.5

You May Also Be Eligible To Receive Additional Supplements Such As Oxygen, Enteral Feeding, Dementia, And Veterans’ Supplement.