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SWEP Communique - Goods Equipment and Assistive Technology (GEAT)

26 August 2021

Dear Practitioners

We have received queries about the recent release of information by the Commonwealth Government in relation to the trial of the national provider of Goods Equipment & Assistive Technology (GEAT) and the intersect with our State funded programs.

While the Commonwealth Government has contracted six providers to the GEAT panel including the Statewide Equipment Program (SWEP), we understand that Indigo Australasia has been chosen as the national provider under the outlet name Australian GEAT2GO to supply, install and maintain a range of assistive technology items.

Our understanding at this point is that those people who are eligible to access GEAT supports through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) will also continue to be eligible to access the Victorian Aids & Equipment Program (VA&EP).

Please refer to your local ACAS provider for further information about this program or see attached link:


Please also note, SWEP has been reviewing the way we provide 'low-cost' (<$250) supports to our consumers. You may have noticed that these requests are funded more quickly now through the VA&EP. We are working through clearing any low-cost applications that are still on our waitlists, so to ensure services across the State and Commonwealth funded programs are not duplicated, please inform SWEP if you have lodged applications with GEAT for requests that you have also submitted to SWEP.

If you have any queries please email swep@bhs.org.au

SWEP Management Team

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