About NACA

The National Aged Care Alliance (the Alliance) is a representative body of peak national organisations in aged care, including consumer groups, providers, unions, and health professionals, working together to determine a more positive future for aged care in Australia.

The Alliance was formed in April 2000

Representatives attending the inaugural meeting resolved to recommend to their organisations that a united policy agenda be developed to achieve better outcomes for the care of older Australians. Four broad issues were identified:

  • consumer rights;
  • quality of care;
  • workforce planning; and
  • short and long term financing of aged care.

Alliance members are concerned about the adequacy of aged care funding and the future sustainability of services. The funding of aged care and the establishment of industry wide benchmarks of care which link staffing levels, skills mix and funding to quality outcomes for recipients of aged care services, are the major focus.

The Alliance’s vision for aged care in Australia is that:

Every older Australian is able to live well, with dignity and independence, as part of their community and in a place of their choosing, with a choice of appropriate and affordable support and care services as and when they need them.

Organisations in the Alliance

  • Aged and Community Care Providers Association
  • Aged Care Industry Alliance
  • Allied Health Professions Australia
  • Anglicare Australia
  • APNA
  • Association of Independent Retirees Limited
  • Audiology Australia
  • Australasian Services Care Network
  • Australian Association of Gerontology
  • Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Australian College of Nursing
  • Australian Community Industry Alliance
  • Australian Community Transport Association
  • Australian Dental Association
  • Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine
  • Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Recreational Therapy Association
  • Baptist Care Australia
  • Carers Australia
  • Catholic Health Australia
  • Continence Foundation of Australia
  • COTA Australia
  • Dementia Australia
  • Dietitians Australia
  • Elder Abuse Action Australia
  • Exercise & Sports Science Australia
  • Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia
  • Health Services Union
  • Home Modifications Australia
  • LGBTIQ+ Health Alliance
  • Legacy Australia
  • Lutheran Services
  • Macular Disease Foundation Australia
  • Meaningful Ageing Australia
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Older Persons Advocacy Network
  • Palliative Care Australia
  • Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) Alliance
  • Public Sector Residential Aged Care Leadership Committee
  • Retirement Living Council
  • Returned & Services League of Australia
  • Speech Pathology Australia
  • See Differently (The Royal Society for the Blind)
  • UnitingCare Australia
  • Vision Australia
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