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Victorian Budget 22/23

Supporting older Victorians

We all deserve to be looked after in our later years.

St Georges Hospital residential aged care exterior garden

In this Budget, we’re investing to ensure that Victorians are treated with respect as they age.

We’re continuing to provide important funding to the Elder Abuse Prevention Network, to raise awareness of elder abuse and help prevent it from occurring in the first place.

We’re also continuing our financial counselling services to prevent financial abuse, as well as supporting elderly Victorians living in bushfire-affected communities.

Key investments delivered in this Budget include:

New public sector residential aged care facilities

$146 million to build three new public sector residential aged care facilities in Camperdown, Mansfield and Orbost including planning funding to redevelop the Bright and Heywood aged care facilities.

Places in public residential aged care

$30 million for places in public residential aged care so older Victorians receive the high-quality care and comfort they deserve.

Supporting social recovery programs

$3 million for a range of initiatives to support social recovery programs for older Victorians and carers, including continuation of the reimagined Victorian Seniors Festival, COVIDSafe live performances in aged care facilities and tailored employment support for carers.

Continuing the Elder Abuse Prevention Network

$2.9 million to continue the Elder Abuse Prevention Network, addressing family violence for older Victorians and stopping it from happening.

Designing and planning new residential aged care services

$800,000 for the design and planning of a new 60-bed public sector residential aged care services facility with 30 specialist mental health beds, and a 30-bed dementia unit at the Mornington Centre.

Reviewed 29 April 2022


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