Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme
The Aids and Equipment Program Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme commenced operation on 2 June 2008.
It is great news that Victoria now has a vehicle modifications scheme. Western Australia is the only other state or territory that has a similar type of scheme.
The vehicle modification subsidy will be available to Victorians with a permanent or long-term disability who meet the eligibility criteria for the Aids and Equipment Program.
A maximum subsidy of up to $10,000 is available to assist with the purchase of prescribed modifications to suit individual circumstances.
Funding for the replacement of a vehicle modification will be considered after a minimum of seven years.
Note: the subsidy is intended as a contribution towards the purchase cost of modifications and is not intended to meet the full cost of all vehicle modifications.
The scheme will be administered from a single statewide issuing centre based at the Aids and Equipment Program run by Ballarat Health Services.
For more information about the Vehicle Modification Subsidy Scheme phone FREECALL 1800 995 009.
For more information about our advocacy work as it relates to the State Budget, or any other advocacy issue, contact Elizabeth McGarry email@example.com or phone 03 9818 2000 or 1800 654 013 (rural callers).