State-Wide Equipment Program (SWEP)

  1. About this service

    Provides people who have a permanent or long-term disability wtih subsidised aids, equipment, oxygen and continence and vehicle and home modifications to enhance their independence and support community participation. SWEP is a suite of programs funded by the Department of Health & Human Services and administered by Ballarat Health Services. SWEP incorporates the following programs: Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP); Top-Up-Fund for Children (TFC); Supported Accomodation Equipment Assistance Scheme (SAEAS); Domiciliary Oxygen Program (DOP); Continence Aids (CA) and Vehicle Modifcation Scheme (VMSS). SWEP is also a service provider to the National Disability Insurance Agency.

      • Service name

        State-Wide Equipment Program (SWEP)

      • Service address

        PO Box 1993 Bakery Hill VIC 3354
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      • Phone

        1300 747 937 or 5333 8100

      • Fax

        5333 8111

      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service area

        City of Kingston,City of Glen Eira,City of Port Phillip,City of Stonnington

      • Service hours

        Mon to Fri 8.30am - 5pm After Hours Emergency Repair Service 24/7

      • Additional age criteria

        Age criteria depends on program - contact service directly

      • Eligibility criteria

        Service is for anyone who:
        - suffers from permanent or long term disability/or are frail aged; and are living independently in the community;
        - requires aids & equipment or home or vehicle modifications from the aids availability list on a permanent or long-term basis and you are a permanent Victorian resident; or
        - is on a Permanent Protection Visa – resolution of status (RoS) (subclass 851); or - is an asylum seeker.

      • Interpreters

        Yes but requires booking in advance

      • Service type

        INDIVIDUAL

      • Drop in service

        No

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      • Participation length

        As Required

      • Participation type

        Voluntary

      • Who can refer

        , Qualified health professionals depending on equipment required

  2. State-Wide Equipment Program (SWEP)