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State and Territory schemes

Australian States and Territories operate a range of continence aids funding schemes. The type of product and the amount available may differ depending on which state you live in.

State and Territory schemes provide a range of equipment to people living in the community who have a permanent or long-term disability. The actual name of the scheme may differ between States, and some State-based schemes may provide disposable products such as pads, while others may not. There may also be a waiting list to access a scheme. However, all clients require clinical assessment by a health professional.

To find out what financial assistance may be available, contact the National Continence Helpline freecall 1800 33 00 66 or the agency administering the scheme in your State or Territory (see table below). 



Contact details 

Australian Capital Territory


ACT Equipment Scheme (ACTES) 

(02) 6207 0658
New South Wales

ENABLE NSW - Program of Appliances for Disabled People (PADP)

1800 362 253

Northern Territory

Disability Equipment Program (DEP) Scheme

Darwin (08) 8922 7244

Darwin remote (08) 8944 8641 

Katherine (08) 8973 8778

Alice Springs (08) 8951 7789

East Arnhem (08) 8973 8778


Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS)

(07) 3136 3665

South Australia

No state funding for continence products

(08) 8266 5260

1300 885 886 (SA/NT callers only)


Community Equipment Scheme

Operated by the Department of Health and Human Services

North West -   Devonport  

(03) 6421 7833

North - Launceston

(03) 6336 5102

South - Hobart

(03) 6282 0760


Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP)

All programs administered by Department of Human Services - Disability Services

1300 650 172
Western Australia

Continence Management and Advice Service

Administered by Silver Chain

1300 787 055