Victorians with a permanent or long-term disability should apply to the State-wide Equipment Program for mobility aids and other supports.
The Victorian State-wide Equipment Program provides people with a permanent or long-term disability with subsidised aids and equipment to enhance independence in their home, facilitate community participation and support families and carers in their role.
The State-wide Equipment Program administers the following programs:
- Aids and equipment
- Supported Accommodation Equipment Assistance Scheme
- Domiciliary Oxygen program
- Continence aids
- Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme
- Top-up Fund for Children.
Aids and Equipment Program
The State-wide Equipment Program administers this program for items such as:
- Mobility aids, including wheelchairs and scooters
- Continence aids
- Domiciliary oxygen
- Home and vehicle modifications.
Supported Accommodation Equipment Assistance Scheme
Provides subsidised aids and equipment for people living in Victorian Government funded shared supported accommodation.
Domiciliary Oxygen Program
Provides subsidised home oxygen including concentrators and oxygen gas for people living in their own homes.
Continence Support Service
The Continence Support Service aims to promote, restore and maintain continence in children and young people with a disability. This is through the provision of clinical assessment, intervention planning and management support in relation to continence issues. The service also provides a subsidy for continence products.
An overview of the program is provided in the Continence support service guidelines.
Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme
A variety of vehicle modifications are covered by this scheme, including both minor (e.g. hand controls) and major modifications (e.g. hoists and permanent ramps).
The Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme guidelines provide information on how to access and use the program, see Related resources.
Top-up Fund for Children
The Top-up fund for Children provides families and children with funding to meet the difference between aids and equipment program subsidies and the full cost of mobility equipment. This includes power and manual wheelchairs and walking aids.