The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) provides services and systems that support consumers, and the practitioners who work with them, to access assistive technology (AT) items that meet their goals and needs.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update 1st April 2020

As the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation evolves and as the Victorian Government introduces stricter social distancing laws, SWEP has now taken further measures to allow for our entire workforce to work from home, whilst maintaining continuity of services for our consumers.  

Within the next two business days our phone system will revert to mobile phones, which will be manned remotely.     You can still reach us on 1300 747 937, where two dedicated team members will take urgent messages to pass onto the applicable teams.    

We will continue to endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible, but would appreciate your patience.  We also encourage email as our preferred means of contact for all non-urgent matters.   Our generic email address is swep@bhs.org.au

At this point in time, there are no changes to our after-hours 24/7 emergency repair service. 

We will continue to work closely with our consumers, suppliers and AT practitioners to navigate the COVID-19 challenges and minimise the impact for everyone, whilst providing greater protection for our staff now working from home. 

This is an uncertain time for all of us and we hope that you and your family remain safe and well.   We will continue to provide up-dates via our website and provide as much support to our consumers as we can.  

Kind Regards 

Jeni Burton
SWEP Operations Director


How can SWEP help you?

The State-wide Equipment Program (SWEP) provides a subsidy towards the cost of AT items and/or modifications. This is to assist consumers to improve independence in their home, assist in community participation and support families and carers in their role. This is provided through a number of programs including reissue AT items, which may be new or as new condition, and will be provided where appropriate.

The SWEP is committed to facilitating streamlined, appropriate, efficient and high-quality delivery of assistive technology (AT) by suitably qualified and skilled Assistive Technology Practitioners (AT Practitioners). This supports the needs, goals and aspirations of eligible consumers in line with the guidelines of agencies/ funding bodies who engage SWEP to support their delivery of AT solutions.

The SWEP has developed systems which can be used by AT Practitioners and funding bodies to achieve these aims. These systems work together to address the range of complexity that need to be addressed for effective AT solutions.

For more information you can access our booklet online by clicking here or request a print copy by contacting us.

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In the Spirit of respect, SWEP respectfully acknowledges the history, culture, diversity, and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and pay respect to their elders' past and present, as well as acknowledging the future generations.

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