Mobility aids can greatly improve independence and quality of life. One day you may find yourself in need of a wheelchair or a modification for your vehicle to help you with access but when you see the price tag you quickly realise it’s not within your budget.
Luckily there are a number of organisations and government initiatives in place that are able to provide eligible people with the financial support required to reduce costs and help people reach a solution.
Such organisations and agencies include:
You may also be able to get payments to help with the cost of running medicalequipment at home, such as a dialysis machine or an oxygen concentrator.
Each state and territory has an equipment scheme. Equipment is usually loaned to you free or at low cost.
These schemes are often means-tested (to see if you can pay for the service yourself or will need help), and some states have waiting lists for equipment.
Some non-government organisations provide equipment or information.
To find out if you’re eligible to receive funding support we recommend that you first get in touch with your Occupational Therapist who can help you through this process.
You can also get in touch with us through enquiry form or by calling us: