Vehicle Modifications

Variety provides up to $10,000 towards the modification of a vehicle to make it possible for a child to access and travel in the family vehicle, something they are currently unable to do due to their disability.

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Variety provides up to $10,000 towards the modification of a vehicle to make it possible for a child to access and travel in the family vehicle, something they are currently unable to do due to their disability.

Vehicle modifications include changes to a vehicle or the installation of equipment in a vehicle that will enable a child to gain access to the vehicle. This can include enabling the child to:

  • get in and out of the vehicle with or without a wheelchair;
  • carry their wheelchair in or on the vehicle without lifting; or
  • be transported safely whilst seated in their wheelchair.

 

To be considered for a Vehicle Modifications Grant you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must live in NSW or ACT
  • Applications can only be accepted for kids aged 0 to 18 years
  • Applicants must be medically diagnosed with a disability
  • The vehicle requiring modification must be less than three years old and under 45,000kms at the time of submission
  • Previous recipients will not be considered for another a Vehicle Modification grant until five (5) years after the date listed on their outcome letter (though you may still be eligible for another of our grants during this time)
  • Unsuccessful applicants may be eligible to reapply for a Vehicle Modification grant 12 months after the date listed on their outcome letter

Variety recommends you consulting with your NDIS planner (if you have one), GP, Specialist or Social/Support Worker before starting an application so they can best support you through the process.