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Some equipment is very expensive. There may be funding support available. Some examples of funding include:
National Disability Insurance Scheme: for people under 65 years of age 📞 1800 800 110
My Aged Care: for people over 65 years of age 📞 1800 200 422
State Based Funding
Australian Capital Territory: ACT equipment scheme 📞 (02) 6207 0658
New South Wales: Enable NSW AID and equipment program 📞 1800 362 253
Northern Territory: Disability Equipment Program 📞 1800 139 656
Queensland: MASS 📞 (07) 3136 3636
South Australia: Domiciliary Equipment Service 📞 1300 295 786
Tasmania: TasEquip 📞 1300 135 513
Victoria: Statewide Equipment Program (SWEP) 📞 1300 747 937
Western Australia: Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) 📞 (08) 9426 9200
Continence Aids Payment Scheme - specifically for people with permanent incontinence 📞 1800 239 309
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An occupational therapist: enable people to maintain overall health and the highest level of lifestyle independence by enhancing personal life skills, adjusting the environment, and adjusting the task itself.
Visit Polio Australia's Health Professional Register to find an appropriate general practitioner in your area.
Can't find a health professional in your area? This list is still growing, and there might not yet be a registered health professional in your area. Please check on the peak body websites to find a health professional:
Thank you Dr Natasha Layton from Swinburne University and Polio Australia's Clinical Advisory Group for her contribution to the information on this page.
The following links will take you to external websites where you may find helpful information on this topic.
- Independent Living Centres Australia - provides a list of aids and equipment that are available