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Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)

We assess the medical, physical, cultural, psychological and social care needs of frail older persons to help them access a range of Australian Government-subsidised aged care services.


Our Aged Care Assessment Teams

  • Provide advice about eligibility for services, either community-based or in residential care facilities.
  • Link aged care services, community and health care services.

When you are assessed by ACAT you could receive guidance and approval for the following services:

  • a home care package (help at home)
  • respite (short term) care in a residential age care facility
  • residential (permanent) care in a residential age care facility
  • transition care (short term, rehabilitation-focused care after a hospital stay)

There may be a waiting list for some of these services.

Who can access this service

To access this service, you must be:

  • over 65 or over 55 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • unable to manage at home without assistance.

How to access this service

You can refer yourself to ACAT or someone can refer on your behalf including:

  • a family member
  • hospital staff
  • doctors
  • friends
  • care providers.
Last updated: 4 March 2019


Aged Care Assessment Team
Community Health
82-86 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton QLD 4700

Phone: (07) 4920 6900

Open: Mon - Fri 8.00am - 4.30pm

CQ Health ACAT office locations:

  • Rockhampton
  • Gladstone
  • Emerald 
  • Biloela