There is no law regarding the cost of Home Care Management Fees (known as Package Management and Care Management). Management fees generally range between 30-50% of the total package value. Higher fees mean less money for you and your care. Notwithstanding, since 2017, government reforms insist on transparent monthly fee disclosure and the ability to move to different providers.

Our fees:


Self Managed DIY (Do-It-Yourself)

8%
  • Where you complete all care management responsibilities with Local Guardians advising.
  • Fees = 8% Home Care Package Value + once-off $500 advisory fee
  • Requirement: Mobile phone, computer or tablet with internet access
  • DIY set up (with our guidance)
  • Full choice & control of your providers
  • Dedicated Package Advisor
  • Source & manage your own providers
  • We manage package funds & invoice payments
  • Unlimited family portal users

Self Managed (Plus)

20%
  • We complete all administrative care management responsibilities and work with you to source providers of care. You manage their schedule.
  • Fees = 20% Home Care Package Value
  • Requirement: Mobile phone, computer or tablet with internet access
  • All set up is done for you
  • Full choice & control of your providers
  • Dedicated Care Advisor
  • We help you source providers. You schedule them.
  • We manage package funds & invoice payments
  • Unlimited family portal users

% of funding available after Management Fees

We maximise your direct care hours by firstly offering low management fees, then by helping you select the best carers to meet your needs.

Traditional Providers

Full Care Management

Local Guardians

Self Managed Plus

Local Guardians

Self Managed DIY

Fortnightly home care package management fees

Our fees (charged fortnightly) are listed below. These equate to 8% or 20% of home care package value depending on whether you opt for Do-It-Yourself or Self Managed Plus.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Self Managed DIY (Do-It-Yourself) $27 $48 $105 $159
Self Managed Plus $68 $120 $263 $398
Self Managed DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Self Managed Plus
Level1 $27 $68
Level2 $48 $120
Level3 $105 $263
Level4 $159 $398

Local Guardians do not employ carers. We’re an independent provider of home care package management, focused on getting you the BEST CARE and MOST VALUE from your home care package.

All home care package recipients have their own choice of carers. Generally speaking, significantly more care hours can be obtained by finding carers independently, and we help you do this.

For example, traditional home care providers may charge circa $55 per hour. The same person is available directly at $35 per hour (with their own insurance and police check).

Contact

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Give us a call or fill out the contact form, we'd love to hear from you. 

VIC & TAS: (03) 9008 9992 I NSW & ACT: (02) 9055 8777
QLD & NT: (07) 2102 9700 I WA & SA: (08 ) 6117 6880
Fax: (03) 8677 9255
Email: customer@localguardians.com