Australian Government – Department of Health & Aged Care Grant Opportunity GO6625

This Historical Leave Liability Grant Opportunity will provide $130.9 million 2023-24 to fund Aged Care providers for 50% of the cost associated with paying higher leave entitlements for workers that have had their wages increased as a result of the Fair Work Commission (FWC’s) decision. Funding can only be claimed to ‘top up’ relevant leave entitlements that are directly attributable to the FWC’s decision of a 15 per cent wage increase.

Eligible leave liabilities are long service leave (recognised at the first full pay period on or after 30 June 2023), recreation leave (also known as annual leave) and personal leave (also known as sick leave).

Aged care providers include those that provide one of the following aged care programs:

  • Residential Aged Care
  • Transition Care Programme
  • Home Care Packages Program
  • Short Term Restorative Care Program
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme
  • Multi-Purpose Services
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.

Applications can only be accepted from Aged Care service providers that have increased staff wages as a result of the Government’s $11.3 billion investment to support increased wages for aged care workers, as part of the FWC’s decision.

Closing Date for Grant Applications is 31st of January 2024.

For more information on your eligibility as an Aged Care provider and the Grant Opportunity Documents visit the Australian Government Grants website

If you have any questions or need assistance with your application, please contact the team at MGI.