QALS - Links
Other Artificial Limb Funding Schemes/Services
Please view website for complete funding eligibility and criteria.
Limbs4Life has provided a state and territory list for Australia: https://www.limbs4life.org.au/prosthetics/find-a-prosthetic-facility
64 years or younger:
National Disability Insurance Scheme: for persons 64 years or younger on the date of registration
65 years or older:
State or territory Artificial Limb Scheme:
- ACT: ACT Prosthetics and Orthotics Service
- NSW: Enable NSW Prosthetic Limb Service
- NT: Northern Territory Artificial Limb Service
- SA: Orthotics and Prosthetics South Australia
- TAS: Tasmanian Artificial Limb Scheme
- VIC: Victoria Artificial Limbs Program
- WA: Western Australia Limb Service for Amputees
Funding in through the New Zealand and Artificial Limb Board: www.nzals.co.nz/
Department of Veterans Affairs: for veterans who hold a gold card and meet other eligibility for funding through the Rehabilitation and Appliances Program (RAP).
If you have suffered a workplace injury resulting in an amputation you may be eligible for funding under the workers compensation scheme for treatment and prosthetic services. Each scheme has different criteria for eligibility. Please visit the website of your state or territory’s government agency that is responsible for overseeing the workers compensation and injury management system:
- ACT: www.worksafe.act.gov.au
- NSW: www.workcover.nsw.gov.au
- NT: www.worksafe.nt.gov.au
- QLD: www.workcoverqld.com.au
- SA: www.workcover.com
- TAS: www.workcover.tas.gov.au
- VIC: www.worksafe.vic.gov.au
- WA: www.workcover.wa.gov.au
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you have sustained an injury in a motor accident, you may be eligible for funding support under below – please note each scheme has different criteria for funding eligibility.
- ACT: Lifetime Care and Support Scheme - apps.treasury.act.gov.au/ltcss
- NSW: iCare Lifetime Care - www.icare.nsw.gov.au
- NT: Motor Accidents Compensation Scheme – administered by Territory Insurance Office (TIO) - www.tiofi.com.au
- QLD: National Injury Insurance Scheme – www.niis.qld.gov.au
- SA: Lifetime Support Scheme – www.lifetimesupport.sa.gov.au
- TAS: Motor Accidents Insurance Board - www.maib.tas.gov.au
- VIC: Transport Accident Commission - www.tac.vic.gov.au
- WA: Insurance commission of Western Australia - www.icwa.wa.gov.au
Consumer Information / Advocacy Groups
- Amputees & Families Support Group is a voluntary organisation providing a variety of services to amputees in Queensland.
- Limbs 4 Life believes that no amputee should go through the trauma of limb loss alone and should have access to an organisation that understands their circumstances, can arrange connections with other amputees and provide up-to-date information. To meet this goal, Limbs 4 Life offers a range of programs and services that assist amputees, their families, their care givers and health care professionals.
- Amputee Association of NSW The Amputee Association of NSW Inc is run by amputees for amputees. They are a not for profit organisation with a number of affiliated branches throughout NSW. A group of dedicated volunteers are available to help provide information and assistance to all amputees in the community.
- Amputee Coalition of America is a national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organisation representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences. The ACA includes individual amputees, amputee education and support groups for amputees, professionals, family members and friends of amputees, amputation or limb loss related agencies, and organisations.
- ARATA is an association whose purpose is to serve as a forum for issues in rehabilitation & assistive technology. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the use of assistive technology for people with disabilities.
- artlimb outlines the process of making a prosthetic limb. The site was designed in Queensland and is a useful resource for those about to have their first limb made.
For information on sports for people with a disability follow these links.
- National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD)
- Australian Institute of Sport
- Para Ice Hockey
- Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association
For Health Professionals
The following links provide information for health professionals involved in the care and treatment of people with an amputation.