Aged Care Employee Day is an important celebration recognising the contributions of aged and community care staff caring for over 1.5 million older Australians. This special occasion is dedicated to appreciating the hard work and dedication of more than 370,000 aged and community care staff. These compassionate individuals are crucial in caring for our older Australians, ensuring their well-being and quality of life.

Mark your calendars! Aged Care Employee Day is celebrated annually on August 7. It’s a day to shine a spotlight on the remarkable efforts of those who work tirelessly in the aged care sector. There are several ways you can get involved and show your appreciation. One way is to submit a heartfelt message of thanks through the Aged Care Employee Day thank you form. Your words will be shared as part of the celebration. Another way to participate is by creating a ‘Thanks for Caring’ video. Share a video or photo on your social media channels using #ThanksforCaring and #ACED2024 hashtags. Highlight the incredible initiatives that enrich the lives of older Australians.

You can also spread the word by downloading the 2024 Aged Care Employee Day toolkit. This resource provides social media materials and posters to help create a buzz and celebrate our dedicated aged care workforce. This year, let’s come together to honour our unsung heroes—those who make a difference in the lives of older Australians every day. Whether you’re part of an organisation, a caregiver, or simply someone who appreciates their work, your support matters.Remember, a small gesture of thanks can brighten someone’s day and remind them that their efforts are valued. Let’s make Aged Care Employee Day 2024 a memorable one! For more information and to access the toolkit, visit the official ACCPA Aged Care Employee Day website at