Wig Subsidies for Victorian Residents
For Victorian Customers Only
SWEP is a program of grants funded by the Department of Human Services and administered by Ballarat Health Services. The State-wide equipment program provides people who have a permanent or long-term disability with subsidised aids, equipment and vehicle and home modifications.
Further detailed info can be found here...
The benefits available are
Two basic synthetic wigs (or equivalent contribution towards human hair wig, or more expensive synthetic wig up to the subsidy cost) $240 per 2 years
One human hair wig (child 16 years and under) $600 per wig
You will need to fill in an application form and have a letter from your GP to say that you are have permanent loss of hair as a result of disease or disability.
Replacement wigs will be available after two years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I eligible for funding? Wigs may be provided to persons with permanent
hair loss as a result of disease or disability. You must be a Victorian resident, living independently in the community.
How do I apply for funding?
A SWEP application form allows SWEP to determine your eligibility. This is available on the website.
Ballarat Health Services
P.O. Box 1993 Bakery Hill BC Vic 3354
P: 1300 747 937
Your doctor, Dermatologist, Medical Oncologist, or Radiation Oncologist will need to certify that you are suffering from permanent loss of hair as a
result of disease or disability.
Info for NSW customers here...