Your Budget

The ‘Home Care Today’ project ran from 2013 to June 2017. COTA Australia continues to provide access to Home Care Today resources which were current at June 2017. However they are no longer monitored or updated, and information may not be current.

The total funds in your package depend on the level of package you are on and your fee contribution. Please see our Managing Your Home Care Package page more more information on this.

You and your provider will discuss and agree on costs. To make the most of your budget, you need to understand all the costs involved, including both the cost of your home care services and case management and administrative costs.


Your budget may not cover all the services you would like, so choosing your priorities can be important. You might also find other ways to meet your goals, like including support from family and friends or buying extra services privately.

Saving for a rainy day

Some providers suggest you set some money aside each month for a contingency fund. This provides a safety net in case you need unexpected services or costlier items. You decide whether to set some money aside for contingencies – it isn’t compulsory.

VIEW our page: Starting a Home Care Package