Carer Gateway Service Areas

The Department of Social Services has undertaken extensive analysis and consultation including public consultation in April 2018 through a discussion paper.

Key suggestions from stakeholders included -

- Aligning service areas to an existing Government service delivery boundary structure, with a strong preference for the Primary Health Network (PHN) regions.

- Containing service areas within state and territory jurisdiction boundaries.

- Avoiding artificial division of metropolitan service delivery areas.

The consultation also indicated the carer provider sector has the capability, capacity and willingness to establish and manage consortia required to deliver across large service areas.

There will be 16 Carer Gateway service areas under the new model; defined service areas that align to existing PHN regions; each service area is based on groupings of PHN regions.

Read the full release paper - Carer Gatway Service Areas