Sector Code for Visiting in Aged Care Homes

Sector Code for Visiting in Aged Care Homes


Version 7.2 – 26 June 2023

Consumers and aged care peak bodies have revised the visitors code on 26 June 2023.

The June 2023 revised code has been updated for:

  • 2023 National Plan and statement & covers other outbreaks
  • Up-to-date vaccination advice from ATAGI
  • Simplification and pointing to supporting documents rather than covering all aspects of IPC, etc in the Code
  • Maintaining Essential Visitors
  • Clarifying CDNA guidance for isolation and release from isolation processes

Developed and Endorsed by

The Sector Code for Visiting Residential Aged Care Homes during COVID-19 has been developed and endorsed by:

Consumer and Carers peak organisations

  • Carers Australia
  • Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia
  • Dementia Australia
  • Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia
  • National Seniors Australia
  • Palliative Care Australia
  • Older Persons Advocacy Network

Aged sector provider peak organisations

  • Aged & Community Care Providers Association
  • Anglicare Australia
  • Baptist Care Australia
  • Catholic Health Australia
  • UnitingCare Australia