Aged care providers need pay attention. Locations for upcoming information sessions on the 2011 Aged Care Approvals Rounds have just been announced.

All capital cities feature on the location list, as well as a number of regional centres including Shellharbour, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Traralgon, Ballarat, Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Launceston, Burnie and Alice Springs.

The information sessions are designed to provide prospective applicants with information on the conduct of the 2011 Aged Care Approvals Round, including information about the 2011 application forms and the basis upon which an application will be assessed.

The Invitation to Apply for the 2011 ACAR will appear in major national and regional newspapers on 18 June.  

Applicants will also be able to apply for up to $150 million in zero real interest loans, $58.5 million in capital grants and Extra Service Status.

The information sessions on the 2011 ACAR will be conducted from Monday 20 June to Thursday 30 June.

Details of the venues and times of the information sessions are available from the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 500 853 and on the Department’s website at

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