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Source: https://ourguidelines.ndis.gov.au/supports-you-can-access-menu/equipment-and-technology/assistive-technology/how-do-we-consider-cost-assistive-technology

High cost assistive technology: over $15,000 per item

High cost items:

  • are complex and need an individual assessment to make sure it’s the right solution for your needs
  • need specialised
  • knowledge or tools to set them up
  • may be custom made for your needs
  • generally need a quote so we include the right amount of funding in your plan.

The Capital section of your plan shows your high cost assistive technology funding. It may say the specific type of assistive technology you need to buy. It might also be ‘quote required’ – your plan will explain this.

Examples include:

  • a wheelchair made
  • specifically for you
  • ceiling hoists
  • complex communication devices
  • powered adjustable beds.

For high cost assistive technology, we’re required to decide if we’ll include this in your plan in 30 days.