As you get older, everyday tasks can become more difficult. Even though you need help, you may still want to live at home. Asking for help doesn’t mean losing your independence or moving out of home.

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) helps senior Australians access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home.

CHSP works with you to maintain your independence rather than doing things for you.


Services that keep me safe in my home

Domestic assistance: Help with basic chores around the house.

Home maintenance: Help with keeping your home and garden safe.

Home modifications: Changes to your home to improve safety and access e.g. ramps and rails.


Services that keep me connected with my community

Transport: Community transport or vouchers to attend appointments or activities.

Social support: Contact and company with others e.g. social groups.



Are you Eligible?

Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age.

If you’re having trouble with everyday tasks and feel that a little support could improve your health and wellbeing, CHSP could be right for you.

To be eligible for this program, you must be aged:

  • 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), or
  • 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income, homeless, or at risk of being homeless.


How to access the service

To access the service you will need to contact My Aged Care.
Visit to find information about aged care and accessing the services that are right for you or call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 (free call).



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