This Data Clearinghouse is an independent and central repository of national aged care data. You can access the data that is held in the Clearinghouse through the GEN aged care data website. Holdings are complex and include a relational database comprising more than 60 tables, most relating to aged care programs operating under the Aged Care Act 1997. The holdings include activity data for residential aged care programs, community-based aged care packages, Transition Care Program, Aged Care Assessment Program, Aged Care Funding Instrument, and Home and Community Care. They also include recipient details, payment subsidies and service (facility and provider) details. Data are refreshed annually (including full replacement of historical data) by the Department of Health with data sourced from the Department of Human Services payment systems, centralised client record systems and minimum datasets.

Collection details

Temporal coverage 

from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 2016

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • GEN aged care data website
  • publications
  • summary tables published in electronic form
  • statistics
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges may apply)
  • restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply)

Data scope 

All activity in Australian Government-funded aged care services, including assessment, community-based care and residential aged care. Details available on providers and recipients.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS) 

External links and information 

GEN aged care data website


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