Younger people in aged care

How we can help Younger people in aged care


We provide funding for supports to younger individuals who permanently reside in a Commonwealth registered RACF. All facilities must be registered under the Aged Care Act.

Residents must also meet the eligibility criteria for residing in a RACF under the Aged Care Act, which is assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) through the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) process.

If you are an NDIS participant and were living in a RACF prior to turning 65, you have the option to remain a participant and continue receiving our support once you reach that age.

NDIS Eligibility

See if you are eligible for NDIS Support Services.


Vehicle modifications refer to the process of adapting vehicles to accommodate the unique needs and requirements of individuals with disabilities. These modifications can range from simple adjustments to extensive modifications that involve significant changes to the vehicle’s structure or controls. The goal is to make driving or travelling as safe, comfortable, and accessible as possible for individuals with disabilities.

Where services are NOT covered by the NDIS

Please note that this information does not apply to individuals who are:

  • Accessing respite services from a RACF.
  • Residing in a facility as part of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program.
  • In a Multi-Purpose Service, which offers combined health and aged care services in certain rural and remote communities.
  • Living in a RACF without approval under the Aged Care Act for residential aged care.
  • Living in a RACF and are 65 years of age or older.

Types of funding we provide

Hand Controls

Hand controls enable individuals with lower limb impairments to operate the accelerator and brake pedals using their hands instead of their feet. These controls can be customised to suit specific needs, including various styles of grips and attachment options.

Wheelchair Lifts and Ramps: For wheelchair users, lifts and ramps are installed in vehicles to facilitate easy entry and exit. These mechanisms can be hydraulic, electric, or manual, and are designed to safely lift and lower wheelchairs.

Swivel Seats and Transfer Systems

Swivel seats and transfer systems assist individuals with mobility limitations in getting in and out of a vehicle. They allow the seat to rotate or move outside the vehicle, making transfers from wheelchairs or mobility aids more convenient.

Steering Wheel Modifications: Steering wheel modifications include spinner knobs, steering aids, and modifications to the steering ratio. These adaptations help individuals with limited hand dexterity or strength to steer the vehicle more comfortably.

Pedal Extensions

Pedal extensions allow individuals with short stature or lower limb impairments to reach the pedals easily. They are adjustable and can be customised to ensure a proper and safe driving position.

Electronic Controls and Assistive Technology

Advanced technologies like electronic driving systems and voice-activated controls provide alternative means for individuals with severe physical disabilities to operate the vehicle independently.

Other Modifications: Additional modifications may include specialized seating, lowered floors, raised roofs, and modifications to accommodate equipment such as oxygen tanks or medical devices.

NDIS Guidelines

Download the NDIS Vehicle Modifications Guidelines

You can find out more detailed information about NDIS services, and what supports are funded by visiting the NDIS official site.

Benefits of Vehicle Modifications

Independence and Freedom

Vehicle modifications enable individuals with disabilities to drive or travel independently, granting them the freedom to go where they want, when they want, without relying on others.

Improved Accessibility

By adapting vehicles to meet specific needs, individuals with disabilities gain access to a wider range of transportation options, promoting greater participation in social, educational, and employment opportunities.

Enhanced Safety

Vehicle modifications prioritise safety by ensuring proper positioning, control, and stability, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Integration and Inclusion

Accessible vehicles and modifications promote inclusivity by breaking down transportation barriers and allowing individuals with disabilities to fully participate in community life.

Quality of Life

Vehicle modifications contribute to an improved overall quality of life by fostering independence, social connections, and the ability to engage in activities that bring joy and fulfilment.

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