Applications and Finance

Application Packages for Lulworth House

We understand that deciding on a residential aged care facility is a difficult decision and many factors need to be considered. Please contact our admissions manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on (02) 8080 5727. Maria will be able to answer your questions and provide further information as required.

Entry into any residential aged care facility requires prospective residents to have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), which is accessible by contacting the My Aged Care contact centre (1800 200 422). This team of health professionals will review your circumstances to assess the exact kind of care required. This assessment is funded by the Australian Government and you will not be charged.

The ACAT will also refer you to the Australian Government’s My Aged Care website and can provide you with a referral to Lulworth House directly through this contact centre. Click here to find the ACAT location nearest you. Once you make contact with us, we will keep in close contact with you to keep you updated on availability and your entry to Lulworth House.

Financial Details

Most costs of residential care are contributed to, or controlled by, the Australian Government via the Aged Care Act 1997.

Under Commonwealth legislation we are required to provide maximum rates for each of our room categories. These are available here. Please call us to discuss a package that meets your needs.

Accommodation Payment

Since July 1, 2014 new pricing has come into effect as part of the government Living Longer Living Better reforms. 

Residents can choose to pay for their accommodation by a refundable deposit (RAD), a daily payment (DAP), or a combination of both. A maximum refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) is paid as a lump sum amount. A maximum daily accommodation payment (DAP) accrues daily and is paid monthly. A combination payment includes both a partial lump sum and daily payments. You will have 28 days from the day you entered care to decide your payment method.

The fee required for admission to Lulworth consists of:

  • Basic daily fee
  • Extra service fee
  • Means tested fee


The basic daily fee is determined by the Department of Social Services at roughly 85% of the aged pension and is currently $48.44 per day.

The extra service fee is approved by the government for each home that has an extra service status.

In addition to the fees, a means tested fee which is an additional contribution towards the cost of care may be required to be paid. The Department of Human Services will work out if you are required to pay this fee based on an assessment of your income and assets, and will advise you of the amount to be paid. There is also a lifetime cap for income tested care fees. Consumers can only be asked to pay the income tested care fee up to a total of $60,000 which is indexed. Once this cap is reached consumers no longer need to pay any income tested fee. The Australian Government will pay this fee on their behalf. The Department of Human Services (DHS) will let the consumer and their provider know when the consumer reached one of these caps. The caps only apply to income tested care fees (and means tested care fees in residential care). 

Admission to Lulworth House requires that a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) is payable. The current fee schedule is available here, or you can contact the admissions manager on (02) 8080 5727 for a package to be sent to you.

It is important to us that you fully understand all matters concerning admission to an aged care facility. As the financial arrangements for residential care can be a complex, we do suggest you obtain advice from a reputable, experienced residential aged care financial advisor.