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The ACAR is a competitive application process that enables prospective and existing approved providers of aged care to apply for a range of new Australian Government funded aged care places and financial assistance in the form of a capital grant. In the 2018-19 ACAR, nationally, applicants can apply for:


  • 13,500 residential care places
  • 775 short-term restorative care (STRC) places (350 for 2018-19 and 425 for 2019-20)
  • up to $60 million in capital grants.

Applications close: 10 August 2018.

More information and application

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