Aids and equipment

Our aids and equipment program helps people with a disability deal with mobility and communication issues at home and within the community.

The Victorian Aids and Equipment Program provides people with a permanent or long-term disability with subsidised aids, equipment, home, and vehicle modifications.

The program aims to enhance the independence of people with a disability in their own home, facilitate their participation in the community and support families and carers.

Ballarat Health Services State-wide Equipment Program 

This program administers the aid and equipment program for items such as:

  • Mobility aids, including wheelchairs and scooters
  • Hoists
  • Beds
  • Commodes
  • Continence aids
  • Domiciliary oxygen
  • Home modifications
  • Vehicle modifications.

For more information, see State-wide Equipment Program.

Electronic Communications Devices Scheme

Yooralla administers this scheme, which assists individuals to communicate with speech generating devices and software.

Maximum subsidies apply to all items. Clients may need to provide some funding, where the maximum subsidy does not cover the full cost of an item.

For more information, see Electronic Communications Devices Scheme on the Yoralla website.