Useful Links

SWEP re-issue database

To access all available equipment that can be reissued via SWEP.

Australian Hearing Service 

Australian Hearing is one of the largest hearing service providers in the world with a reputation for innovation and world-leading practices. An Australian Government agency, Australian Hearing is dedicated to helping people manage their hearing impairment so they have a better quality of life. We provide a full range of hearing services for children and young people up to the age of 26 and eligible adults.

Chemtronics Biomedical Engineering 

Chemtronics Biomedical Engineering is an operating division of Cabrini Health Limited, a not for profit healthcare provider. Chemtronics Biomedical Engineering offers a range of technical solutions for the repair, maintenance and calibration of medical equipment. This is provided in line with Australian Standards, in particular AS/NZS 3551:2012.  

Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services

CRS Australia is a leading provider of disability employment and assessment services to people with a disability, injury or health condition. We have over 70 years experience in our industry. We work in partnership with employers to find staff and we provide healthy and safe workplaces for employees through quality injury prevention and injury management services. CRS Australia is part of the Australian Government Department of Health & Human Services.

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV)

Should you have an issue with a tradesman or company and feel that you have been treated unlawfully, Cosumer Affairs Victoria will investigate your claim objectively and help you to resolve the situation.

Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)

Helps people aged 5 years or more who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of incontinence products. 

Continence Foundation of Australia

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. Our vision is to have a community free of the stigma and restrictions of incontinence.

Continence Resource Centre

The Victorian Continence Resource Centre (VCRC) is a not for profit organisation managed by Continence Foundation of Australia, Victoria (CFA Victoria). CFA is the peak body for promoting continence and the management of incontinence through its activities of education, advocacy and research.

Cystic Fibrosis Association of Victoria

Equipment hire service.

Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)

Assistance provided as compensation for war service and defence caused injury or disease for veterans, war widows, and dependents. Items available include aids for disability living and self help aids.

Disability Services Division - Department of Health & Human Services

Provides financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvment and other supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers.

How to Apply for an Ongoing Disability Support

Electronic Communication Device Scheme (ECDS)

The Victorian Aids and Equipment Program's Electronic Communication Devices Scheme is a state-wide service which supports people with disability, who have no speech or speech that is difficult to understand, buy speech generating devices and software. The Scheme can also support the purchase of specialised equipment to make it physically easier to use speech-generating devices.

Gowrie Victoria

Gowrie Victoria is a leader in early childhood education with children's programs that set the benchmark for the sector, and demonstrate excellence in delivery of training and professional development to the next generation of leaders.

Hearing Education and Aural Rehabilitation (HEAR) (Victorian Deaf Society)

Provides information about hearing and hearing loss, a display of assistive devices, hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting for people on low incomes, consumer advice on hearing aids and aural rehabilitation both in groups and individually. Also provides tinnitus counselling and community education programs.

Home and Community Care (HACC)

Provide some aids, equipment and minor home modifications for frail aged and other people with disabilities. For further information contact your local council.

DHHS Housing

The Department of Health & Human Services - Housing provides assistance to home owners through the following programs:

  • Mortgage Relief
  • Home Renovation Service
  • Movable Units
  • Group Self Build

ILC Independent Living Centres Australia

The Independent Living Centres Australia (ILCA) is a collective organisation with members in each Australian state and the ACT. They are all not for profit organisations.

Each state organisation assists a wide range of people from all walks of life. Clients include older people who wish to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible, as well as children and adults with a disability

Ileostomy Association of Victoria 

We are the first Ostomy Association to be formed in Australia in May 1957. The Ileostomy Association of Victoria caters for all types of Ostomates including those with a Colostomy, Ileostomy and Urostomy. 

In-Home Accommodation Support

(IHAS) - Department of Health & Human Services Provides people with disabilities with an attendant to give support with daily activities for up to thirty four hours per week. Also includes provision for aids and equipment. Approved IHAS consumers are eligible for assistance under the Victorian A&EP.

Individual Support Packages

(ISPs) Disability Services funds that are allocated to a person to meet their disability related support needs. The funds may be used to buy a range of disability-related supports chosen by the person to assist them to achieve their goals. Disability Services funding may complement existing informal support arrangements from family and friends and/or generally available community services.
People can receive help from a facilitator to bring together the important people in their life, such as family, friends or advocates, to think about and document the supports that are needed and how they should be provided.

Linkages HACC

Department of Health & Human Services Provides assistance to older people and people with disabilities to remain at home supported by a range of flexible coordinated services. For further information contact your local Department of Health & Human Services regional office.

Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program 

The Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program is an Aids & Equipment Program funded by the Victorian Department ofHealth & Human Services. It provides financial assistance for eligible pension holders and low income earners. The program is administered by Mercy Health Lymphoedema Clinic, East Melbourne. Financial assistance is available to permanent residents of Victoria who have been medically assessed as having lymphoedema.

Motor Neurone Disease Association Victoria

Provides assistance to people with Motor Neurone Disease.

Multi-Purpose Taxi Program

Victorian Taxi DirectorateProvides a 50 % discount on taxi fares, up to a maximum of $60 per trip, for permanently and severely disabled people. Some people may have a yearly limit.

Personal Alert Victoria

Provides a 24 hour personal response service meeting the needs of the frail aged and disabled, those at risk and their families. For further information contact Mt Eliza Personal Response Service or Safety Link Personal Response Service or for general information contact the Independent Living Centre.

Public Hospitals 

Provide items required for in-patients and items required for discharge. For further information contact your nearest public hospital.

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

People who have an eye condition or disease and require eye care requiring low cost glasses and eye examinations.

Royal District Nursing Service

(RDNS) For further information contact your local RDNS.

Royal Guide Dogs Association of Australia 

Provides aids including long canes, electronic aids, low vision aids and seeing dogs for people who are blind or have a visual impairment.

Special Education Program

Directorate of School Education Provides supplementary funding to enable school aged children with disabilities to integrate into primary and secondary schools. For further information contact your local school.

Technical Aids for the Disabled

(TADVIC) Designs and manufactures specialised, customised equipment for people with disabilities.

Transition Care Program

(TCP) Is a Commonwealth/State funded program that targets older people at the conclusion of a hospital admission. TCP is delivered in an older person's home or within a facility able to provide bed based services such as a residential aged care facility or supported residential service. In some instances TCP will delivered in a specified unit on a hospital site. However wherever TCP is delivered it is not an admitted service.

Transport Accident Commission

(TAC) Provides equipment required for effective rehabilitation following transport accidents.


Administers the Aids and Equipment Program's Fire Alarm Subsidy Scheme and provides support for people with a hearing impairment.

Vision Australia Foundation 

Provides subsidies on a range of equipment for people with a vision impairment.

Yooralla Society of Victoria 

Independent Living Centre (ILC) provides an information and hiring service of specialised equipment for short term need or trial before purchase.

Other Assistive Technology Programs in Australia

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