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Daily living aids

Subsidy funding is available under the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) to support eligible Queenslanders who require daily living aids.

Available daily living aids

  • Non standard bathboards (raised/backrest/extended and/or padded only)
  • Static commodes
  • Bath transfer benches/swivel bathseat/bath hoist or other item of equipment which achieves the same function
  • Mobile floor hoists and slings; mobile shower commode, and necessary accessories and/or modifications
  • Pressure redistribution mattresses
  • Sleep positioning systems

Eligible prescribers

Occupational therapists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation engineers are eligible to prescribe. In rural and remote areas, a registered nurse can prescribe (with designated specialist endorsement).

NEW - Static Bathing and Toileting Aids (BTA) Trial for Static Shower Chairs/Stools and Over Toilet Aids

MASS recognises that increased frailty and declining functional ability impact directly on an individual’s health, wellbeing, and comfort and places them at significant risk of avoidable/premature hospital admission.

MASS is conducting a trial which aims to address this issue by increasing available options for effective bathing and toileting aids for prescribers to better meet their client’s needs at home and prevent premature hospital admission.

This trial introduces a new range of static shower chair/stool and static over toilet aid options, with the eligibility criteria and inclusions outlined in the Static Bathing and Toileting Aids Trial Guideline Supplement (PDF 152 kB), which is supplementary to the Application Guidelines for Bathing and Toileting Aids (PDF 313 kB).

Static Bathing and Toileting Aid Trial resources:

How to prescribe

Specific eligibility, application and documentation requirements are provided in the MASS General Guidelines (PDF 434 kB) and application guidelines relevant to the type of aid. Prescribers conduct specialist assessments to determine the aids and equipment needs of clients. Prescribers can access MASS stock equipment for a maximum two week trial if they intend to prescribe the aid for an eligible client.

Once a suitable device has been selected, prescribers work with the client to complete and submit the MASS 20 DLA/MOB - Daily Living Aids and Mobility Equipment Application Form (PDF 1650 kB) and the Application Form specific to the type of device.

Daily living aid application guidelines (including current subsidy amounts)

Daily living aids resources

Daily living application forms

MASS-eApply (online applications) is the preferred method of application submission. To register click here or for further information click here. Tutorials on completing MASS-eApply applications can be found here.

Equipment letter template


MASS Stock and Warehouse Access

Access to MASS stock for trial and allocation for eligible clients is currently on hold. In order to continue supporting Hospitals and Acute/Rapid Care agencies to facilitate urgent discharge or in home care, MASS may provide an item via direct purchase from the approved supplier/agent. Please review information on the updated MASS Stock warehouse list and contact for approval for direct purchase.

Monday to Friday – tele or video conference available


The MASS warehouses will remain closed to visitors due to COVID-19. Please monitor this website for updates.

  • Brisbane – open warehouse on Wednesday and Thursday – CLOSED
  • Townsville – open warehouse – CLOSED

Note: return of stock items to the warehouse must be organised by MASS via courier, due to COVID-19 cleaning and infection control requirements.

Standing Offer Arrangements (SOA) - daily living aid products and suppliers


Advice and clinical support

  • For clinical advice and support when prescribing daily living aids, please contact the relevant MASS Principal Aids Advisor.
  • For advice about frequently prescribed brands/types of MASS approved daily living aids, contact your local MASS service centre.
Last updated: 1 June 2023

Information for applicants

Contact MASS

Find out about:

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

Products and suppliers

Find a list of Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) daily living aids and suppliers.


Find fact sheets and videos to help clients with setting up, using and maintaining their daily living aid.

Online Applications

MASS-eApply is available for prescribers to register and submit applications to MASS.