The Aged Care Association Australia is a professional, national industry association for providers of quality residential and community aged care services.

A federated peak body, ACAA is the only organisation that represents care providers from the private and voluntary sectors on a national basis.

ACAA provides a truly representative voice for the residential care industry to the Commonwealth and State governments, all associated agencies and professional bodies, via a structure of autonomous state association, and a national presence in Canberra.

ACAA provides members with a range of national and local services and benefits.


ACAA strives for, and is committed to, excellence in residential care within a commercially viable environment.


Our Mission is to ensure that Australia achieves and maintains an efficient and effective world-class residential care industry for all its peoples, through:

  • the development and presentation to governments and the community, of achievable and cost-effective aged care policies;
  • a forum for members and their State constituencies for debate and resolution of issues impacting upon aged care service provision; and
  • representation of members and their State consituencies to government, stakeholders, and others interested in the Australian aged care industry.


The Vision and Mission of ACAA will be delivered through a focus on goals and outcomes, including strategic direction and policy planning, partnerships with members, stakeholders and the community, and the fostering of research.

Our Goals are:

  • An appropriate commercial and regulatory framework 
    Ensuring system structures allow residential care service providers to achieve a viable commercial return consistent with market forces and independent of ownership structure
  • An appropriate residential care funding scheme
    Ensuring the funding scheme is based on sound commercial practices, standard accounting practices, and equal treatment of all aged care service providers.
  • Longer-term strategies 
    Creating strategic direction and longer-term strategies for the development of the broader residential care industry.
  • A consensus national policy on aged care
    Encouraging and facilitating national policy that is agreed by industry and all political parties.
  • An enhanced image of the Association and the Residential Care Industry
    Forging a progressive approach to industry issues, and expanding and improving communications with Government and other industry stakeholders.
  • Research
    Developing strong working relationships with Government, policitical parties universities with an interest and focus on aged care issues, and other stakeholder organisations, to research issues affecting members’ interests, and developing a relevant information base on which policy decisions can be made.
  • Outcomes that meet Objectives
    Ongoing critical assessment of Association performance using indicators that reflect policy development, and effective representation of members’ interests to Government and other stakeholders.

AgeWell RoadShow


The introduction of the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) on 20th March 2008 represented one of the biggest changes in residential aged care since the passing of the Aged Care Act in 1997. Many person hours of effort from the Government and from industry representatives and stakeholders has gone into the design of ACFI and making its introduction as smooth as possible.

The information presented through the links below has been developed by ACAA and ACSA. It is intended to complement that produced by the Department of Health and Ageing and a link to their web site may also be found below. Presenting issues, questions and other material from an industry perspective will aid understanding of the ACFI and assist in collecting information to support any changes which may be required as implementation proceeds.

Feedback on this site and the information contained within it is welcome and should be directed to info@agedcareassociation.com.au or through your State Association.

Contact Us

Aged Care Association Australia (ACAA)
Level 1
32 Napier Close
Deakin ACT 2600

PO Box 335
Curtin ACT 2605

T: 02 6285 2214 or 08-9409 7098
F: 02 6281 5223
E: info@agedcareassociation.com.au