Assistive Equipment Resources

Below is a range of resources to help individuals, carers and organisations with information on assistive equipment.

Help sheets

Sometimes it can be confusing to know what assistive technology or equipment would be most suitable for your situation. To help guide you through your decision making process, we have developed a collection of over 30 help sheets, covering a diverse range of topics from gardening and footwear to computers. The most commonly sought after topics include manual wheelchairs and scooters found in the Mobility and Transport section, or personal alarms and phones for safety found in the Technology and Communication section.

Other topics include; Personal Care, Household, Building and Design, Smart Home Automation, Recreation and Vocational, Second Hand Equipment and ILC Services.

Help sheets are available in the following languages; Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese. To view the Help Sheets in other languages click here

To view the whole collection of Help Sheets please follow this link.

 Other documents and resources

  • Making Choices, Finding solutions – A guide to assistive equipment and home modifications: This guide provides practical information about basic assistive equipment and simple strategies to common frustrations that may act as a barrier to safety and independence in the home and community. Making Choices Finding Solutions (PDF, 7 MB)

Access individual sections: Recreaction Advice, Outdoor Tasks Advice, Memory and Emergency Advice, Laundry Advice, Kitchen Advice, Housework Advice, Bathroom Advice.

The Home Modifications and Assistive Technology Project Team presented the Making Choices, Finding Solutions Guide at the 2017 AAG conference. Ageing: The Golden Opportunity. See the Rapid Fire Presentation here.

  • Information and advice and personal stories told by Aboriginal carers on DVD “ We want to look after our own” (Contact the ILC for a copy)


If you have resources that would be relevant to include on this website please contact or 08 9381 0600