Equipment programs funded by the Department of Human Services
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In addition to the State-wide equipment program, the Victorian Government funds a number of other equipment programs.
Equipment Affordability Scheme
Through the Equipment Affordability Scheme, Vision Australia provides a range of disability aids and equipment to assist people with a vision impairment to maintain their independence in the community.
- Visit the Equipment funding options page on the Vision Australia website for more information
Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program
The Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program provides financial assistance for eligible pension holders and low income earners. The program is administered by Mercy Health Lymphoedema Clinic, East Melbourne. Financial assistance is available to permanent residents of Victoria who have been medically assessed as having lymphoedema.
- Visit the Lymphoedema Compression Garment Program website for more information
Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria equipment loan library
The Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria provides a range of disability aids and equipment to assist people with Motor Neurone Disease, to maintain their independence while remaining in accommodation of their choosing.
- Visit the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria website for more information
Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme
Through the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme, VicDeaf issues smoke alarms to people who are profoundly deaf.
- Visit the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme page on the VicDeaf website for more information.
Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADVIC) individual Solutions
The Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADVIC) individual Solutions is a volunteer program where volunteers make custom equipment for people with a disability throughout Victoria. The service helps people with disabilities, for whom no commercially available solution meet their needs.
- Visit the TADVIC website for more information
Independent Living Centre
The Independent Living Centre (ILC), managed by Yooralla, provides information, advice and trial of independence equipment to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or age related difficulties. It is staffed by occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
Online equipment database
Independent Living Centres (ILCs) provide a comprehensive database of assistive technology available in Victoria and other states. Maintained by Independent Living Centres Australia, it contains information on disability items, agencies and providers.
Assistive technology display
The Independent Living Centres (ILCs) has an extensive range of assistive technology for daily living on display at its Brooklyn and Blackburn sites. This assistive technology is displayed, as much as possible, in a functional setting, often within rooms designed to be accessible for people with disabilities.
The Equipment Library is a short-term trial service, primarily offering children’s equipment. Equipment is loaned for one month which can be extended to a second month if the equipment is not reserved. Children’s seating, wheelchairs, standing frames and bathing and toileting are some of the items available for loan.
- Visit the Independent Living Centre website website for more information