Submissions for the Short-Term Restorative Care Programme Policy Consultation Paper closes soon!


In the 2015 Budget, the Australian Government announced the expansion of flexible care initiatives.  A new form of restorative care, the Aged Care Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme, is being established to increase the care options available to older people, and improve their capacity to stay independent and living in their homes.

Consultation opportunities

The Department of Social Services is seeking feedback on the STRC Programme Policy Consultation Paper. The paper puts forward the proposed key elements of the STRC Programme’s policy framework.  Some sections propose options.  In these sections, specific feedback on a preferred option is sought.  

How to provide your feedback

The Policy Consultation paper is available on the Department’s website at  Feedback will close at 10am, Monday 19 October 2015.

We encourage you to provide feedback via the provided template from the Department’s website at by emailing

Further Information

Information is available on the Department’s website at

If you have any questions about the briefings, you are welcome to email