The Commonwealth Home Support Program commenced on 1 July 2015.

The new Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) has combined, under the one program, services that previously provided four basic home support services:

  • Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) Program
  • Planned respite from the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP)
  • Day Therapy Centres (DTC) Program
  • Assistance with Care and Housing for the Aged (ACHA) Program

Consolidating these programs has provided a comprehensive basic Home Support Program for older people who continue to live in the community, funded by the Commonwealth government.

Please use our Business Directory Search facility to find ‘Home Care Package’ or ‘Respite Care’ providers in your local area.