Accommodation Pricing

Confused about accommodation pricing? Not sure what is and isn't included? Let us guide you through the various accommodation pricing options, and if you’re still a bit confused, let our staff guide you through it.

Please note: In response to Government changes, all new residents entering Alwyndor from 1 July 2014 can now choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit, a daily payment, or a combination of both.

Fees and Payments

Your fees cover the care you receive and your accommodation, and sometimes, extra and additional services. Outlined below are the fees you may be required to pay based on the aged care facility and room type you are considering.

Care Fees

Basic daily care fee

$52.25 per day +

Means-tested care fee
determined by the
Department of Human Services

What is this?

Care fees include the basic daily care fee and a means-tested care fee.

Basic Daily Care Fee

This fee is set out by the Government and equates to 85% of the full pension. The fee amount will be reviewed on the 20th March and 20th September each year in line with the pension increase. Everyone in aged care is required to pay this fee unless they are experiencing financial hardship which will be determined by Centrelink.

Means-Tested Care Fee

This is an additional daily care contribution fee based upon an individual’s assets and income. This fee is determined by the Department of Human Services upon completing a ‘Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment' form and is capped annually and over a resident’s lifetime.


Accommodation Payment Options

Your choice of 4 fee payment options

View Payment Option Details >

What is this?

This payment will differ based upon the aged care facility and the room type you choose. To allow you flexibility there are four payment options to select from.

  1. Daily accommodation payment
  2. Refundable accommodation deposit
  3. Combination payment
  4. Drawdown payment


Other Services

Additional services

What is this?

Additional services are offered in some aged care facilities on an “opt in, opt out” basis; examples of additional services are Foxtel packages, telephone and newspapers. For more information on optional services at our facility, please contact us.

Accommodation prices are accurate as at 20 March, 2020 but are subject to change. Final costs are confirmed on the date of admission (subject to receiving the assets and income assessment letter if you choose to carry out this assessment).

Accommodation Fee Options

In addition to care fees you may also be required to pay an accommodation payment. The accommodation payment refers to the price of the room that you choose and will vary across different aged care facilities. The amount that you are required to pay is based upon an individual’s assets and income and is determined by the Department of Human Services through completing a 'Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment' form. You may be required to pay all or contribute to the cost of your accommodation. This form is not compulsory to complete, but for those who choose not to you will be required to pay the full room price.

To allow for flexibility there are four ways in which you can choose to pay for your accommodation.

Select Alwyndor room type

Option 1

Daily Accommodation Payment

$0 per day

For a   room

What is this?

Instead of paying for your accommodation as a lump sum you can choose to pay a daily fee. The amount you pay is based on a daily rate; as agreed with your service provider in line with the current MPIR (maximum permissible interest rate).


Option 2

Refundable Accommodation Deposit


For a   room

What is this?

This option is a lump sum accommodation payment. The balance of the deposit is refunded when you leave the aged care facility less any amounts you have agreed to have deducted.


Option 3

Combination Payment

Use this helpful tool to calculate your desired combination payment. Entering an amount will automatically adjust the second amount.

Refundable Accommodation Deposit

$ lump sum AND

Daily Accommodation Payment

$ 0 per day

What is this?

Part refundable accommodation (RAD) deposit and part daily accommodation payment (DAP); with the part Refundable Accommodation Deposit being refunded when you leave the aged care facility.


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