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Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)


The Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) provides small amounts of support to assist older people to remain living at home and in the community. CHSP services may be short-term, intermittent or ongoing. The program services focus on what is needed to support independence, considering each person’s individual needs and choices.

Who can access CHSP?

To be eligible for CHSP funded services you must be aged:

  • Over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people), on a low income and homeless, or at risk of being homeless.

Eligibility for this program is based on your support needs and age. An aged care assessment, through the My Aged Care Assessment Service, will determine your eligibility for CHSP, including specific services.

Please contact My Aged Care for eligibility and assessment for the service you require.

What CHSP services are available in Southern NSW Local Health District?

As a Commonwealth Home Support Program provider, Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) delivers these services for eligible people:

  • Community Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy

How much will it cost?

CHSP services, along with many other aged care services, are subsidised by the Australian Government. People currently receiving Community Nursing or Allied Health services provided by SNSWLHD are not required to pay fees. However, people are encouraged to make a contribution or donation towards the cost of the services they receive. People will not be denied services because they cannot afford to pay.


Last updated: 31 July 2023