Department of Health

Nursing Home Type Patient contribution

The Department has been advised of a pension increase that becomes effective from 20 September 2023. Pensioners and beneficiaries will see increases from their first payday after that date. As a consequence, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has revised the minimum statutory Nursing Home Type Patient (NHTP) contribution.

The current contribution for NHTPs in public hospitals will be increased to $74.20 per day under the Health Insurance Act 1973. This contribution is calculated at 87.5 per cent of the combined standard rate of the pension and the maximum daily rate of rental assistance.

Nursing Home Type Patient accommodation fees

The NHTP accommodation fee for privately insured nursing home type patients in public hospitals is $140.00 per night.

Reviewed 20 September 2023


Contact details

Street address: 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Department of Health and Human Services GPO Box 4057, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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