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Who can access TasEquip?

TasEquip provides equipment to eligible clients who are permanent Tasmanian residents and who have a proven financial need for assistance to access the range of equipment in scope for TasEquip.

To be eligible, clients need to meet the following criteria:

  1. Permanent Tasmanian resident, and
  2. Centrelink benefit recipient – Health Caare, Pensioner Concession, and
  3. Living in the community, and
  4. Ineligible for Home Care Package level 3 or 4, Workers Compensation, MAIB, DVA* or NDIS**.

* DVA Health Card holders should contact DVA to check their potential eligibility.

**NDIS Participants

  1. TasEquip is only able to provide health related equipment and not disability related equipment for NDIS participants.
  2. Contact the NDIS for all repair, replacement and modification to any disability related equipment, even if that equipment was originally sourced from TasEquip.
  3. If you are under the age of 65 and have a disability it is essential that you contact the NDIS to determine your eligibility.
  4. You can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency, (NDIA) on 1800 800 110 or enquiries@ndis.gov.au.    They can provide advice about eligibility for the NDIS, how to access the scheme or answer any questions about an NDIS plan.

Those who do not meet the above eligibility criteria may, in certain restricted circumstances still be able to access equipment through TasEquip.  If they are unable to source the equipment privately and if either of the following apply:

  1. Equipment is required for discharge from public hospital or public bed in private hospital
  2. They are a client of the Specialist Palliative Care Service, or have a prognosis of less than 6 months.

Those not eligible for TasEquip should always consider the option to privately hire or purchase.

Cost Information

Clients are required to pay the following fees, as of 1 July 2017:

  • Loan fee - $50 for one or more items for any period up to a year.
  • Repair fee - a one off $50 / a year towards any new replacement part.
  • Replacement cost of wheelchair batteries, tyres and tubes when they need replacing.

How to access equipment

Access to TasEquip resources is only through prescription by an authorised prescriber.  Clinical priorities apply, and there is a funding cap for new equipment purchases.

Authorised Prescribers

Authorised Prescribers are health professionals who have undertaken the required TasEquip training, who prescribe within their professional scope.

Clinical decision making when prescribing equipment is the responsibility of the prescriber.

To become an Authorised Prescriber please contact TasEquip for access to the required training and paperwork.

Contact Us

Contact us on:  1300 827 378  or directly to the regional warehouse below:

Region Contact Details
Hobart Repat Centre, 90 Davey Street, Hobart.
Ph: (03) 6166 7393
Email: SouthTasEquip@ths.tas.gov.au
Fax: (03) 6173 0413
Launceston 3/213 Wellington Street, Launceston.
Ph: (03) 6777 4336
Email: NthTasEquip@ths.tas.gov.au
Fax: (03) 6777 5142
Latrobe Mersey Community Hospital,
Moriarty Rd, Latrobe.
Ph: (03) 6478 5599
Email: NWTasEquip@ths.tas.gov.au
Fax:  (03) 6441 5949
TasEquip Equipment Library Repat Centre,
90 Davey Street, Hobart
Ph:  03) 6166 2707
Email: Tel.tasequip@ths.tas.gov.au

Business Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)