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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Home and community care (HACC) program



The Home and community care (HACC) program is a joint Australian, State and Territory Government Initiative. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HACCReference Group (more information) works with the national HACCprogram managers to increase access to and quality of services for Aboriginal and Torres Islander people. Project officers from the Aboriginal Unit within the Office for the Ageing liaise regularly with agencies throughout the state that receive funding for Aboriginal HACC programs.

The HACC program provides services such as domestic assistance, personal care as well as professional allied health care and nursing services, in order to support older Australians, younger people with a disability and their carers to be more independent at home and in the community and to reduce the potential or inappropriate need for admission to residential care.

Some of the services funded through the HACC program include:

The program provides a basic level of support to recipients.

Department of Health and Ageing abstract


State and Territory contacts

New South Wales
Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
Level 5 83 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 8270 2000

Department of Health
50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: (03) 9096 0000

Disability Services
GPO Box 806
Brisbane QLD 4001
Ph: 1800 177 120

South Australia
Office for the Ageing
PO Box 70
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8207 0522
Fax: (08) 8207 0555

Western Australia
Department of Health
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre
Perth WA 6849
Ph: (08) 9222 4222

Department of Health and Human Services
34 Davey Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Ph: 1300 769 699
Fax: 1300 721 611

Northern Territory
Department of Health and Families
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8920 3700

Australian Capital Territory
ACT Health
GPO Box 825
Canberra City ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6244 2926

Related publications

Aged Care Branch Department of Health Victoria (2008)

Strengthening Home and Community Care (HACC) in Aboriginal communities strategy.

Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria


Last updated: 6 July 2012
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