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EnableNSW provides assistive technology and related services to people in NSW with specific, short term or ongoing health needs to assist them to live safely at home. It also provides financial assistance for people who need to travel significant distances to access specialist medical treatment which is not available locally.


You are eligible for EnableNSW assistance if you are a resident of NSW or Lord Howe Island, or are an asylum seeker, refugee or humanitarian visa holder residing in NSW or Lord Howe Island;

    • enrolled with Medicare
    • the assistive technology is prescribed to support a health need; and,
    • not receiving or eligible for assistive technology through a third-party insurance or other Commonwealth, state or territory government schemes for the identified health need
    • not an in-patient at a private hospital.

For continence support, you also need to be receiving CAPS funding. Eligible recipients are required to use up their annual CAPS assistance before accessing Enable NSW assistance. Click here to learn more about CAPS funding or how you can nominate Independence Australia as your CAPS supplier.

To check your eligibility use the EnableNSW eligibility indicator here as a general guide.


Support Provided

EnableNSW provides equipment, aids, appliances, and services to people with chronic health conditions or disability to assist them with mobility, communication, and self-care.

The assistance includes continence aids including disposable and non-disposable equipment such as catheters, drainage bags and associated accessories and pads.

How to Apply

The fastest and simplest way to apply for EnableNSW is online here