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Aids and Equipment Available

Listed here are the equipment categories and their maximum subsidy levels under the Aids and Equipment Program. Please note that conditions do apply for some equipment or modifications. For more details, please see the A&EP Guidelines or contact SWEP.
All equipment or modifications subsidised by SWEP must comply with Australian Standards.

Bathing and Toileting

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Tub or shower stand for bath seat

$80

Occupational Therapist

Bath seat

Basic bathing/ showering/ toileting equipment

$90

Shower stool

Shower chair

Over-toilet aid

Fixed commode chair

$200

Mobile shower commode either attendant or

self-propelled

$1,000

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Customisation of shower commode

$500




Beds, Pressure Care Mattresses, Bed Accessories

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Bed rail

$200

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Self-help pole

Bed block

Bed stick

Pressure care sleep system

$1,070 over two years.

Mattress hospital bed foam

Pressure reducing full mattress replacement

Pressure reducing full mattress overlay

Pressure reducing full mattress

Pressure reducing mattress insert

Pressure prevention item

Electric bed

$2,000

 


 Environmental Control Units (ECU)

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Basic single function item

$3,000

Occupational Therapist

Multi-function standard control item

Multi-function complex control item

 



Electronic Voice Aids

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Electronic voice aid

$1,500

Speech Pathologist

Standard voice prosthesis: indwelling

$450

Standard voice prosthesis: non-indwelling

Specialised voice prosthesis: indwelling

Specialised voice prosthesis: non-indwelling

 Please note: Some items may have conditions. Please see the A&EP Guidelines for more details.

 

Home Modifications

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Bathroom, toilet, kitchen, laundry and access modifications

related to disability

$4000 excluding GST

Occupational Therapist


Please note: For modifications in excess of $1000 - Archicentre must provide scope of works




Orthoses

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Safety helmet (specialised/custom made)

$200

Occupational Therapist, Orthotist,

Physiotherapist

Custom made foot orthosis (FO)

Orthotist, Physiotherapist,

Podiatrist, Prosthetist

Custom footwear required due to foot deformity

$450

Custom made upper limb orthosis

$1,200

Occupational Therapist, Orthotist,

Physiotherapist, Podiatrist,

Prosthetist

Custom made spinal orthosis

Orthotist, Physiotherapist

Custom made lower limb orthosis

Orthotist, Physiotherapist,

Prosthetist

Custom made knee ankle foot orthosis

$2,200

Orthotist, Physiotherapist,

Prosthetist


 

Personal Use Aids and Equipment

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Kitchen trolley

$135

Occupational Therapist

Chair raiser

$200

Occupational Therapist

Portable ramp

$400

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Child car seat (only those listed

as Vic Roads approved)

$850

Occupational Therapist

Wig - two adult synthetic

$240

Dermatologist,

Medical Oncologist,

Radiation Oncologist

Wig - one child (16 years and

under) human hair

$600

Dermatologist,

Medical Oncologist,

Radiation Oncologist

Please note: Some items may have conditions. Please see the A&EP Guidelines for more details.



Specialised Seating

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Basic specialised seating

$500

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Complex specialised seating

$500

Powered lift recliner chair

$1,000

Custom made specialised chair with moulded

postural supports and pressure redistribution insert

$1,070

 


Transfer Equipment

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Basic transfer equipment

$200

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Installation of a ceiling track hoist

$300

Mobile floor hoist

$2,600

Ceiling hoist - fixed or portable - Including tracking

$3,300

Hoist sling


 



Vehicle Modifications

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Driver related modification specific to disability

$10,000 (excluding GST)

VicRoads accredited

Occupational Therapist

Driver Assessor,

Occupational Therapist

Access modification (incl. sling lift, lowered floor

conversion, platform lift, power operated tailgate)

Occupational Therapist

Wheelchair restraint system

Seating modification

Contribution to existing modification second hand

already modified vehicle

Wheelchair/scooter carrier (incl. roof hoists, trailers,

boot cranes, boot slider)

Passenger - air conditioning

  


Walking & Standing Aids

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Walking aid (pick up frame, wheeled walker, gutter crutches)

$300

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Standing frame (prone, supine, sit to stand)

$550

Please note: For children under 18 years of age, the Top-up Fund for Children may be able to assist with funding for walkers, pressure cushions and wheelchairs. Please see the TFC section for more details.



Wheelchairs, Pressure Care and Mobility

Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Pressure prevention item

$1,070

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Pressure care cushion (inc. gel, air, fluid, foam,

fibre filled, contour based)

Pressure care insert

Basic stroller (child)

$1,250

Wheelchair customising

$2,750

Custom seating system

Scooter (inc. 3 wheel, 4 wheel)

$4,000

Powered wheelchair

$6,000

Manual basic wheelchair (inc. self propelled, transit,

rigid, folding)

$1,000

Manual lightweight wheelchair (inc. self propelled, transit,

rigid, folding, tilt in space)

$1,250

Please note: For children under 18 years of age, the Top-up Fund for Children may be able to assist with funding for walkers, pressure cushions and wheelchairs. Please see the TFC section for more details.



 

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