Across Australia, government financial assistance for wigs is available. However, their extent and availability differ across the various states of Australia. Below, we provide an overview of the wig subsidy programs offered in different Australian states:
Victoria – SWEP Wig Subsidy
The State Wide Equipment Program (SWEP) in Victoria offers grants funded by the Department of Human Services and administered by Ballarat Health Services. SWEP provides subsidised aids, equipment, and modifications to individuals with permanent or long-term disabilities.
For more information, visit the SWEP website
New South Wales – Enable NSW
Enable NSW offers approved applicants with Alopecia a subsidy of $1600 for human hair wigs. To apply, evidence must be supported, including a doctor’s letter. The application process takes approximately 3-6 months.
For detailed application information, visit Enable NSW Wig Subsidy.
South Australia – DFC Wig Subsidy
The Department for Families and Communities (DFC) Equipment Program in South Australia supplies wigs or contributes towards wigs for eligible clients. Wigs may be provided under certain conditions, including personal hair loss due to major illness, a specific timeframe since the last wig provision, and more. Contact the Domiciliary Equipment Service to check eligibility and obtain an application form.
Contact Domiciliary Equipment Service via their website.
Tasmania – Wig Subsidy
Financial assistance is available for alopecia patients referred by a doctor and cancer patients holding a DHS Pensioner Concession Card or DHS Health Care Card. Holders of a DVA Pensioner Concession Card should consult the Department of Veterans Affairs. Private health insurance holders should claim from their insurer first.
For further information:
- Royal Hobart Hospital: 6222 8314
- Launceston General Hospital: 6348 7140
- Contact your medical specialist.
Please note that subsidy availability and terms are subject to change, we recommended to verify directly with the above organisations.
At Lace Fronts Australia, we aim to extend support to those dealing with hair loss due to specific conditions through our compassionate and discrete services. We’re here to assist you through this sometimes overwhelming journey. Our human hair wigs are made with individuality in mind. Tailored to fit a look and style you don’t want to detach from or a new look you would like to move forward with.