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Assistive Technology (AT) Items Available

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

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


Bathing and Toileting

AT item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Tub or shower stand for bath seat

$90

Occupational Therapist

Bath seat

Basic bathing/ showering/ toileting AT items

$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

AT 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)

AT 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 & Laryngectomy Consumables

AT Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Electronic voice aid

$1,500 per five years

Speech Pathologist

Standard voice prosthesis: indwelling

$450 maximum subsidy per voice prothesis - up to maximum of three per year 

Standard voice prosthesis: non-indwelling

Specialised voice prosthesis: indwelling

Specialised voice prosthesis: non-indwelling

Laryngectomy Consumables

$5,000 per annum as per recommended quantities

 


Home Modifications

AT Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Bathroom, toilet, kitchen, laundry and access modifications

related to disability

$4000 excluding GST

Occupational Therapist



Mobility Aids (Wheelchairs, Pressure Care, Walkers, Scooters)

AT 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




Orthoses

AT Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Safety helmet (specialised/custom made)

$200


$200

Occupational Therapist, Orthotist,

Physiotherapist

Custom made foot orthosis (FO)

Extra Depth/Width footwear

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


                                               


Specialised Seating

AT Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Basic specialised seating - with or without adjustable legs/armrest/seat depth including low and high back chairs and adjustable kitchen stools and indoor base for seating systems

$500

Occupational Therapist,

Physiotherapist

Chair raisers

$200

Powered lift recliner chair

$1,000

Specialised seating with in-built pressure reducing device

$1,070 (from pressure care subsidy)

Swivel bases for disability specific car seat (Vic Roads approved) $500
Child car seat (only those listed as Vic Roads approved) $850

 


Transfer AT items

AT Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Basic transfer item

$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


Kitchen Trolley $135
Portable ramp $400

 



Vehicle Modifications

AT 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 AT items

AT 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



Wigs

AT Item

Maximum Subsidy Amount

Assessment

Wig - two adult synthetic 

$240 

$500

Dermatologist,

Medical Oncologist,

Radiation Oncologist

Wig - one child (16 years and under) human hair



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