State-wide equipment program




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SWEP provides assistive technology that enhances independence, facilitate community participation.

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SWEP provides support to the prescribers and facilitates access to the recommended assistive technology.

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SWEP provides support and advice to our suppliers about our processes and requirements.

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The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) is a sub-division of Ballarat Health Services which oversees a number of different ‘assistive technology’ programs.

SWEP provides Victorian people who either have a permanent or long-term disability or are frail aged with subsidised aids, equipment and home and vehicle modifications to enhance their independence and facilitate community participation. 

SWEP incorporates the following programs:

  • Programs within the Victorian aids & equipment state-wide equipment network are funded by the Department of Human Services and include:

o    Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP)

o    Continence Aids (CA)

o    Domiciliary Oxygen Program (DOP)

o   National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

o    Supported Accommodation Equipment Assistance Scheme (SAEAS)

o    Top-up fund for Children (TFC)

o    Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme (VMSS)  

o    My Future My Choice (MFMC)

o    Open Place (OP)

A program funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Office of Early Childhood Intervention and Childcare is managed by SWEP on behalf of the Gowrie Institute:

 o       Specialist Equipment Library (SEL)