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Equipment Program


The Disability Aged Clients and Customised Mobility stream is for people who:

  • Are currently accepted by the Commonwealth “Continuity of Support” (CoS) Programme for ongoing services or are aged over 65 years, ineligible for the NDIS and have existing equipment provided by the Equipment Program.
  • Have a need for a specialised wheelchair, but do not have funding available through an alternative source.

Funding is not available for people who are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). People eligible for the NDIS can get further information via NDIS.

People eligible for ongoing equipment services through the Equipment Program, may still require access to some equipment and home modifications through My Aged Care, depending on circumstances. Further information is available via My Aged Care.

Key approval criteria

Our decision on whether you are eligible for equipment or home modifications through the Equipment Program is based on the following information:

What is available to eligible clients through the Equipment Program?

The Equipment Item Types and Definitions page lists the equipment with definitions for each item.

Specific eligibility criteria and screening tools

Some items have specific criteria associated that must be met in addition to the key approval criteria. For some of these items, a screening tool must be completed by a referring therapist. Use of the screening tool ensures all aspects of eligibility criteria have been met.

For all required and recommended documents, proceed to the relevant document list located in the EP Equipment In-scope (XLSX 135.2 KB) or EP Home Modifications In-scope (XLSX 84.8 KB) list.

All Category 2 requests must be submitted using an Equipment Request Form (DOCX 180.2 KB) or Home Modification Request and Agreement Form (DOCX 97.2 KB) , Delegate Approval Request Form (DOCX 57.9 KB) and Risk Rating and Priority Scoring Form (DOCX 65.3 KB) with any supporting documents.

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Last updated:06 Nov 2023 11:47am
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Last Updated:
27 Mar 2018
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