On 1 July 2016 the funding and management of Home and Community Care (HACC) program services changed significantly. Access to these services is now based on age.
Services for older people (people aged 65 and over and Aboriginal people aged 50 and over) are now funded and managed by the Commonwealth Department of Health through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).
The CHSP provides the similar types of services that were provided by the HACC program. These services include help with housework, personal care, meals, social support and groups activities, nursing care, allied health and home maintenance.
Older people who were getting HACC services at 30 June 2016 will continue to get these services funded by the CHSP from their existing provider(s).
Services for younger people (people aged under 65 and Aboriginal people aged under 50) remain funded and managed by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services under the HACC Program for Younger People (HACC PYP).
Younger people who are getting HACC services as at 30 June 2016 will continue to receive these services from their existing provider(s).
Transition of Victoria's HACC system
As part of an agreement to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Victorian and Australian governments agreed to split the management of the HACC program in Victoria. The transition date is 1 July 2016.
HACC Program for Younger People
The HACC Program for Younger People provides services for people with with disabilities and their carers.
HACC in Victoria and the NDIS
Information about how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Home and Community Care (HACC) relate in Victoria.
Reviewed 22 October 2021