Equipment and assistive technology for people with disability

Specialist equipment and assistive technology helps people with disability manage their personal care, communication, mobility, safety and comfort.

Department of Human Services (DHS) Equipment Program

The DHS Equipment Program is managed by Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES).

The Program provides equipment and/or home modifications services to people who are:

  • awaiting transition to NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • DHS clients, 65 years of age and over, and are clients of Commonwealth Continuity of Support Programme (CoS)
  • DHS clients, 65 years of age and over, and already have equipment or require customised mobility equipment
  • requiring an Advanced Palliative Equipment Response (APER).

Contact DES to discuss how to access equipment and home modifications through this program.

Contact DHS Equipment Program

Phone 1300 295 786
DHS Equipment Program

Other ways to access equipment


If you are in hospital and need equipment support to get home, speak with your doctor, nurse or social worker about your options.

Private hire

You may be able to hire equipment through Assistive Living Technologies & Equipment Resources (ALTER) or other suppliers.

Independent Living Centre

The Independent Living Centre (ILC) provides free information and advice about equipment and technology to help maintain your independence.

From 1 July 2021, the ILC is a service delivered by Catalyst Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation.

Phone 1800 445 272

Lifetime Support Scheme

The Lifetime Support Scheme provides treatment, care and support for people who have sustained very serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of fault.

Phone 1300 880 849
Lifetime Support Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for people under 65 years who are living with disability.

NDIS equipment and assistive technology

Help with equipment running costs

Both the Australian government and the state government have schemes to help people afford essential medical equipment:

Related information

On this site

Other websites

Technology for Ageing and Disability (SA) Inc - custom equipment for people with disability

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