ACT Equipment Scheme (ACTES)

The ACT Equipment Scheme provides access to a range of equipment for eligible Canberrans. This is available for permanent residents of the ACT with long term illness or disabilities to assist them to live safely at home in the community.

To be eligible for this service, you must be a permanent resident of the ACT who has resided in the ACT for at least six months and:

  • be ineligible to receive assistance from other government funded schemes, private health schemes or through EACH packages,
  • hold a current Centrelink Pension or Health Care Card.

Service access

Access to the ACT Equipment Scheme is via Health professional referral. They can assist you with the application process. Your medical practitioner must also complete a section of the form.

Download: ACTES Precriber Guidelines (Microsoft Word XML Document - 954k)
Referral to ACT Equipment Scheme (PDF File - 129k)

Aids and equipment

Clients with aids and equipment provided and funded by the ACT Equipment Scheme seeking to move interstate should read the following information sheet.

Download: Moving Interstate Aids and Equipment Information Sheet (PDF File - 22k)

Core Equipment list


There is no cost to clients accessing the ACT Equipment Scheme.

Business Hours

8.30am - 4.50pm Monday to Friday

ACT Equipment Scheme
Health Directorate Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street

Contact us

For more information you can contact the ACT Equipment Scheme on (02) 6205 2599.

Mail to:
ACT Equipment Scheme
Health Directorate Village Creek Centre
C/O PO Box 11