There is no law regarding the cost of 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

  • Fees = 8% Home Care Package Value + once-off $500 advisory fee
  • Home Care Coach
  • Single point of contact
  • Unlimited family portal users

Full Care Managed

  • Fees = 20% Home Care Package Value
  • Dedicated Care Manager
  • Single point of contact
  • Unlimited family portal users

% of funding available after Management Fees

We maximise direct care hours by firstly having low management fees, then by selecting the best local carers for the role.

Traditional Providers

Full Care Management

Local Guardians

Full Care Management

Local Guardians

Self Managed

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 self managed or full care management.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Self Managed Package $27 $48 $105 $159
Full Care Managed Package $68 $120 $263 $398
Self Managed Package Full Care Managed Package
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 say $55 per hour. The same person is available directly at $35 per hour (with their own insurance and police check). Or through some of the carer search portals below, where the carer gets paid more than the award they get from the traditional provider.



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

Phone: 0433 080 447
Fax: (03) 8677 9255
VIC & TAS: (03) 9008 9992 I NSW & ACT: (02) 9055 8777
QLD & NT: (07) 2102 9700 I WA & SA: (08 ) 6117 6880