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Medical-grade footwear

Financial subsidies are available under the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) to support eligible Queenslanders who require medical-grade pre-fabricated, custom-made and customised medical-grade footwear.

Eligible prescribers

  • Private orthopaedic surgeons
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Medical specialists in rheumatology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, endocrinology and neurology

How to prescribe

Specific eligibility, application and documentation requirements are provided in both the MASS General Guidelines (PDF 460 kB) and relevant application guidelines. Applicants should seek a referral to a medical-grade footwear supplier approved by MASS for a medical prescription and quotation to include with their application form. As part of determining clinical eligibility, a photograph of the applicant wearing the footwear is required. The prescriber then works with the applicant to complete and submit their application form. Re-applications for subsidy funding must be 18 months from the last approval for adults (16 years and older) and 12 months for children (under 16 years).

Application guidelines

Application forms

Approved medical-grade footwear suppliers

Clinical resources

Information for clients

Advice and clinical support

Contact the MASS Principal Medical Advisor for Medical-Grade Footwear.

Last updated: 10 October 2017

Information for applicants

Contact MASS

Find out about:

  • Types of aids and equipment
  • Eligibility
  • How to apply.


Find a list of medical-grade footwear suppliers approved by the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme.