Community Equipment Scheme

Southern Tasmania Area Health ServicesTasmanian Health Service - Southern Region

The Department of Health and Human Services operates the Community Equipment Scheme (CES).

It provides equipment to assist people with a temporary or permanent disability to live independently and safely in the community.

Equipment can be loaned or hired through this service.

Northern Community Equipment Scheme
Launceston General Hospital
Unit 3, 213 Wellington Street
Launceston Tas 7250
Phone: 6336 5036
Fax: 6336 5038
Southern Community Equipment Scheme
Repatriation Centre
90 Davey Street
Hobart Tas 7000
Phone: 6166 7226
Fax: 6222 7228
North West Community Equipment Scheme
Mersey Community Hospital
Moriarty Road
Latrobe Tas 7307
Phone: 6426 2429
Fax: 6426 2684


How to contact us or make a booking

Access to the Community Equipment Scheme is through referral, contact the outlet in your region for more information.

Phone: (03) 6166 7226
Phone: (03) 6336 5036
North West
Phone: (03) 6426 2429

Service Eligibility

The scheme is available to Tasmanian residents living in the community who have a disability of long term or indefinite duration or require equipment as part of discharge from a
hospital or residential care and are

  • ineligible to receive equipment from other government funded programs
  • have not received compensation in respect of the injury
  • are the recipient of one of the following benefit card entitlements: Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Benefit Card or Interim Concession Card Entitlement

Cost Information

Eligible clients pay the following costs for equipment:

  • $50 per year loan fee
  • $50 per year maintenance fee when maintenance of equipment is required
  • Cost of materials for home modifications

Ineligible clients can hire equipment for $20 per month hire fee.

Continence supplies of up to $1000 per year are available for prescribed clients who pay half the costs of supplies received.