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Some equipment is very expensive. There may be funding support available. Some examples of funding include:

National Funding

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:

    Occupational Therapy Australia

    Thank you Dr Natasha Layton from Swinburne University and Polio Australia's Clinical Advisory Group for her contribution to the information on this page.

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