Expressions of interest to develop new Chinese aged care facility

The Victorian Government values the importance of good health care and support for our older adults and their families in the Chinese community. 

In the 2019-20 State Budget, the Victorian Government committed to provide a site for an additional Chinese aged care facility in Melbourne. The site will be in the Eastern suburbs.

All not-for-profit Chinese community organisations are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest to raise funds, develop the facility, and operate the facility, ensuring it meets the language and cultural needs of Chinese communities and families.

Organisations alone or in partnership with recognised aged care providers are invited to express interest.

The Victorian Government’s commitment to assist with access to land will provide important assistance for the establishment of a new facility. It should be noted that no Victorian State funds are available to assist with the capital or any other costs of residential aged care services. The Commonwealth Government has limited grant funding available in some circumstances.

A background paper that explains more about the project and what is required, is available to assist organisations in deciding whether to participate. A copy of the paper is available for download below.

The expression of interest process will open with an information session. Further details and information on how to apply will be available then.

Information session

When: Thursday 8 July 2021 from 10.00am to 12 noon.
Where: Box Hill RSL, 26-28 Nelson Road, BOX HILL

To register your interest in attending the information session and to ensure you receive more information as it becomes available please email ChineseAgedCare@health.vic.gov.au with your name, title, organisation, email and contact number for each attendee to enable further updates and communication about this project.

Any queries may also be directed to ChineseAgedCare@health.vic.gov.au.