Tasmanian Government Concessions

TasEquip

Concession details

TasEquip provides a set range of assistive technology (equipment) to eligible Tasmanians to safely engage in basic, everyday tasks and thereby support their ongoing independence or care within our community, and also to transition home from acute care or to access required education settings.

To be eligible clients need to have a:

  • DHS Health Care Card
  • DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card

and be

  • a permanent Tasmanian resident
  • living in the community, or  required for discharge from hospital and
  • ineligible for Home Care Package Level 3 or 4, Workers Compensation, MAIB, NDIS** or DVA*.

The equipment range includes items such as shower chairs, walking aids, adjustable height seats, hoists, wheelchairs, and electric wheelchairs. Access to TasEquip resources is by therapist prescription only. This is to ensure that the most appropriate equipment to meet the client’s clinical need is supplied.

* Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme. DVA Health Card holders should contact DVA to check their potential eligibility.

** NDIS participants:

  • TasEquip is able to provide health related equipment but not disability related equipment for NDIS participants
  • Contact the NDIS for all repair, replacement and modification to any disability related equipment even if that equipment was originally sourced from TasEquip
  • If you are under the age of 65 and have a disability it is essential that you contact the NDIS to determine your eligibility that scheme.

For more information:

TasEquip:
Phone:
1300 827 378
Web: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au