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 Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES)

Phone 1300 295 786
Domiciliary Equipment Service

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 privately through Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES) or other suppliers.

Weekly rental charges (including a once-off delivery charge) apply for DES private hire.

Phone DES on 1300 295 786
DES equipment catalogue

Independent Living Centre

The Independent Living Centre (ILC) provides free information and advice about equipment, technology and techniques to help you maintain your independence. They have a display centre in Gilles Plains with many examples of equipment and assistive technology.

The ILC does not sell equipment, but can give you information about suppliers and their prices.

The ILC provides a mobile service to country areas.

Phone 1300 885 886
Independent Living Centre

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

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Other websites

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

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