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Aids and Equipment Available

Listed here are the equipment categories subsidised by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Please note that conditions do apply for some equipment or modifications. For more details, please contact SWEP.
All equipment or modifications subsidised by NDIS must comply with Australian Standards.


Bathing and Toileting

Item

Assessment

Tub or shower stand for bath seat

Occupational Therapist

Bath seat

Basic bathing/ showering/ toileting equipment

Shower stool

Shower chair

Over-toilet aid

Fixed commode chair

Mobile shower commode either attendant or self-propelled

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

Customisation of shower commode

Change table

Occupational Therapist



Beds, Pressure Care Mattresses, Bed Accessories

Item

Assessment

Bed rail

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

Self-help pole

Bed block

Bed stick

Pressure care sleep system

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





Continence Products

Item

Assessment

Intra vaginal bladder support

Registered Nurse (Division 1)

Peris teen anal irrigation system

Anal plug

Washable products (inc. bedding, chair pad, floor mat, briefs, pad)

Catheters (inc. intermittent, long term, specialised)

Drainage system (inc. bags, bottles, tubing, connectors, bag holders, straps, valves)

Condom/Sheath





Environmental Control Units (ECU)

Item

Assessment

Basic single function item

Occupational Therapist

Multi-function standard control item

Multi-function complex control item




Electronic Voice Aids

Item

Assessment

Electronic voice aid

Speech Pathologist

Standard voice prosthesis: indwelling

Standard voice prosthesis: non-indwelling

Specialised voice prosthesis: indwelling

Specialised voice prosthesis: non-indwelling



Home Modifications

Item

Assessment

Bathroom, toilet, kitchen, laundry and

access modifications related to

disability

Occupational Therapist,

for modifications in excess

of $1000 Archicentre must

provide scope of works



Orthoses

Item

Assessment

Safety helmet (specialised/custom made)

Occupational Therapist, Orthotist,

Physiotherapist

Custom made foot orthosis (FO)

Orthotist, Physiotherapist,

Podiatrist, Prosthetist

Custom footwear required due to foot deformity

Custom made upper limb orthosis

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

Orthotist, Physiotherapist,

Prosthetist




Personal Use Aids and Equipment

Item

Assessment

Kitchen trolley

Occupational Therapist

Chair raiser

Occupational Therapist

Portable ramp

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

Child car seat (Only those listed as Vic Roads Approved)

Occupational Therapist

Wig - two adult synthetic

Dermatologist, Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist

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

Dermatologist, Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist



Specialised Seating

Item

Assessment

Basic specialised seating

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

Complex specialised seating

Powered lift recliner chair

Custom made specialised chair with

moulded postural supports and

pressure redistribution insert




Transfer Equipment

Item

Assessment

Basic transfer equipment

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

Installation of a ceiling track hoist

Mobile floor hoist

Ceiling hoist - fixed or portable -

including tracking

Hoist sling



Vehicle Modifications

Item

Assessment

Driver related modification specific to disability

VicRoads accredited Occupational

Therapists 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

Oxygen cylinder restraint system



Walking & Standing Aids

Item

Assessment

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

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

Standing frame (prone, supine, sit to stand)



Wheelchairs, Pressure Care & Mobility

Item

Assessment

Pressure prevention item

Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist

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

fibre filled, contour based)

Pressure care insert

Basic stroller (child)

Wheelchair customising

Custom seating system

Scooter (inc. 3 wheel, 4 wheel)

Powered wheelchair

Manual basic wheelchair (inc. self propelled,

transit, rigid, folding)

Manual lightweight wheelchair (inc. self

propelled, transit, rigid, folding, tilt in space)





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