Aged care

Borough of Queenscliffe community care worker giving cup of tea to elderly lady

More than half of the Borough of Queenscliffe's population is aged over 60. Council has a strong commitment to providing aged care and prides itself on maintaining a 'zero waiting list' for aged care services.

We provide our high-quality service through very capable and caring Community Care Workers, who work with you and/or your carer following an assessment undertaken with you in your home.

Our services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Available services

Services that can be accessed via Council's aged care program include, but aren't limited to:

  • Home maintenance: Assisting clients to maintain their home in a safe and habitable condition, helping maintain their independence, safety, accessibility and health/wellbeing within the home environment
  • Personal care: Providing frail, older people with support in activities of daily living that help them maintain appropriate standards of hygiene and grooming
  • Home care: Assisting older people with domestic chores to maintain their capacity to manage everyday activities in a safe, secure and healthy home environment
  • Flexible respite: Supporting and maintaining the care relationship between carers and clients through providing quality respite care for frail, older people so that regular carers can take a break.

How to apply

Entry and assessment for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme is conducted via the Australian Government's My Aged Care website. Visit their site to learn about the different types of care, how to get assessed, and managing your service.