Commonwealth Home Support Programme

If you are able to manage, but need support with a few tasks, you could be eligible for subsidised support services through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

This program aims to help those who need a low level of support to keep living independently. Services such as:

  • help around the house
  • transport
  • meals
  • personal care
  • home modifications
  • social support
  • nursing and allied health
  • planned respite care

Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age. To be eligible for this program, you must be aged:

  • 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
  • 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.

Your contribution is to help with the cost of services; you don’t cover the full cost. This is a regular payment for as long as you receive services.