Aids & equipment
The Victorian Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) 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 Statewide equipment program (SWEP) administers the A&EP for items such as mobility aids, including wheelchairs and scooters, hoists, beds, commodes, continence aids, domiciliary oxygen, home modifications and vehicle modifictions.
- Yooralla administers the Electronic Communications Devices Scheme (ECDS), 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.
Telephone: 1300 650 172 (local call fee)
For the hearing impaired
TTY: (03) 9096 0133