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Aged care cost data collection

We are hosting webinars to provide information about aged care cost collection and how your contribution will help inform our Australian aged care pricing and costing advice to government.

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About the webinar

Cost data collection ensures that the costs of aged care are accurately captured, and that pricing advice is directly informed by the costs of delivering care. This helps to ensure funding is sustainable, transparent and meets the needs of older Australians.

We collect cost data from the aged care sector, consult with stakeholders and gather evidence to provide pricing advice to government for residential aged care, residential respite care and Support at Home services.

The webinar will present information including:

  • what is cost data collection, how it benefits the aged care sector, and why sector participation is so important
  • insight into our role in aged care pricing and costing and what we have learnt from recent cost collections
  • details about our future cost collections and how you can participate in the Residential Aged Care Cost Collection 2024 or the Support at Home in Aged Care Cost Collection 2024.


  • Julia Hume, Executive Director – Costing and Data Infrastructure, IHACPA
  • James Chen, Director – Aged Care Costing, IHACPA

Who should attend

  • residential and residential respite aged care service providers, care managers and workforce
  • Support at Home service providers, care managers and workforce
  • aged care service providers who:
    • are in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas
    • deliver care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, and high care needs people such as dementia care or people who live with disability.

How to watch the webinar

The webinar dates are:

  • 12pm to 1pm AEST on Wednesday 10 April 2024
  • 12pm to 1pm AEST on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Both sessions will present the same information. Following the presentation, questions will be answered through a live Q&A.

We recommend you register even if you cannot attend one of the live webinars. A recording of the first webinar will be sent to everyone who has registered and published to our website.

If you would like to know more about our aged care cost collections or express interest in participating, please complete this online form.

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