RAD Interest Rates

Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR)

Chronological List of MPIR's applicable to entry to Residential Aged Care


What is a RAD , DAP and MPIR ?

When you begin researching residential aged care, you will come across three acronyms relating to the price of residential aged care, that are essential to understand.

  • The Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD), is a standard room price set by the respective aged care facility.
  • The Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) is the RAD equivalent paid periodically.
  • The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) is the current interest rate used to calculate DAP on a specific RAD value.

The RAD and DAP is determined on the quality, location and features of the accommodation and can vary from bed to bed.

If a facility wants to charge more than $550,000 for their RAD, they need to seek approval from the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner.

The DAP is calculated by multiplying the determined RAD by the current government interest rate (MPIR) and divided by the number of days in that year.

Aged Care Providers must display their accommodation prices in both RAD and DAP figures prior to charging their clients.

From the day of entering care, the new resident has 28 days to work out whether they want to pay the facility a lump sum, daily payment or some combination of the two.

Under the Living Longer, Living Better reforms, the resident must be left with a minimum asset value of 2.25 times the basic age pension at the time of entry.

That sum is subject to quarterly change, but currently it means a resident must be left with at least $45,500 if they choose to pay for their accommodation in full.

The introduction of the RAD and DAP was predicted to increase marketplace competition and broaden consumer choice.

Alongside the introduction of the RAD and DAP, a means test measuring a combination of assets and income determines how much the government will contribute to a person’s accommodation.

A person’s home is considered a part of their assets, unless a spouse or relative still lives there.


RAD / DAP Combination Payment Estimator - updated 1st January 2020

Refundable Accommodation Payment (RAD) vs
Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)

RAD can be paid as a combination of lump sum amount and ongoing daily payment.

Select the RAD for the room:

        Total RAD: $

Use the slider to enter the lump sum payment component of the RAD payment to calculate the residual DAP to be paid.

        Lump Sum : $  


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Your DAP will be: $20.20 each day

Current interest rate (MPIR) is: 4.91% pa (effective 1st January 2020)
The calculator provides an estimate only.

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Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR)

Period MPIR
1/1/2020 to 31/3/20204.91%
1/10/2019 to 31/12/20194.98%
1/08/2019 to 30/9/20195.54%
1/07/2019 to 31/7/20195.54%
1/04/2019 to 30/6/20195.96%
1/01/2019 to 31/03/20195.94%
1/10/2018 to 31/12/20185.96%
1/07/2018 to 30/09/20185.96%
1/04/2018 to 30/06/20185.77%
1/01/2018 to 31/03/20185.72%
1/10/2017 to 31/12/20175.70%
1/07/2017 to 30/09/20175.73%
1/04/2017 to 30/06/20175.78%
1/01/2017 to 31/03/20175.76%
1/10/2016 to 31/12/20165.76%
1/7/2016 to 30/09/20166.01%
1/04/2016 to 30/06/20166.28%
1/01/2016 to 31/03/20166.22%
1/10/2015 to 31/12/20156.14%
1/07/2015 to 30/09/20156.15%
1/04/2015 to 30/06/20156.36%
1/01/2015 to 31/03/20156.75%
1/10/2014 to 31/12/20146.63%
1/07/2014 to 30/09/20146.69%
1/04/2014 to 30/06/20146.63%
1/01/2014 to 31/03/20146.59%
1/12/2013 to 31/12/20136.60%
1/10/2013 to 30/11/20136.60%
1/07/2013 to 30/09/20136.82%
1/04/2013 to 30/06/20136.95%
1/01/2013 to 31/03/20137.24%
1/10/2012 to 31/12/20127.62%
1/07/2012 to 30/09/20127.66%
1/04/2012 to 30/06/20128.37%
1/01/2012 to 31/03/20128.62%
1/10/2011 to 31/12/20118.86%
1/07/2011 to 30/09/20119.00%
1/04/2011 to 30/06/20118.92%
1/01/2011 to 31/03/20119.02%
1/10/2010 to 31/12/20108.74%
1/07/2010 to 30/09/20108.80%
1/04/2010 to 30/06/20108.16%
1/01/2010 to 31/03/20107.95%
1/10/2009 to 31/12/20097.30%
1/07/2009 to 30/09/20097.13%
1/04/2009 to 30/06/20097.16%
1/01/2009 to 31/03/20098.76%
17/11/2008 to 31/12/200811.31%
1/10/2008 to 16/11/200811.31%
1/07/2008 to 30/09/200811.75%
1/04/2008 to 30/06/200811.69%
1/01/2008 to 31/03/200811.15%
1/10/2007 to 31/12/200710.75%
1/07/2007 to 30/09/200710.37%
1/04/2007 to 30/06/200710.37%
1/01/2007 to 31/03/200710.37%
1/10/2006 to 31/12/200610.19%
1/07/2006 to 30/09/20069.87%