National aged and disability services reforms

In 2020, the Commonwealth Government intends to introduce an open market aged care system where there will be a range of providers available and clients will be able to choose who they receive their services from.

In response to this new system, all Councils across Victoria will need to ensure that they can respond appropriately to these changes. 

The Shire will therefore be undertaking a Request for Proposal (RFP) and community engagement exercise over the next few months to ensure all options can be considered by Council in the lead up to the transition of funding arrangements in 2020.

The Shire is committed to ensuring continuity of care for clients as these changes are introduced. Services will continue as normal during this period and we will keep clients and community informed throughout the process.

We are seeking input from clients and community members about the role the Shire should play in supporting residents in light of the changes the commonwealth reforms will bring about. Community meetings will be held as follows:


Monday 8 April

4.30 - 6.30pm

Council Chambers

Shire Office Mornington

2 Queen Street


Tuesday 9 April

11.00am – 1.00pm

Rosebud Memorial Hall

997 Point Nepean Road


Thursday 11 April

3 – 5pm

Hastings Community Hub

1973 Frankston Flinders Road

 The services included in the information gathering exercise include:

  • Domestic Assistance
  • Personal Care
  • Respite Care
  • Social Support – Individual (Shopping Assistance)

The following services are not included in the RFP:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Assessment
  • Home maintenance
  • Community Transport
  • Seniors Clubs
  • Positive Ageing

Council is not obligated to proceed with appointing a new service provider at the conclusion of the RFP process.

If you have any questions/would like more information or you would like to give us your views, please do not hesitate to phone us on 5950 1688 or email