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Better Start Funding Eligibility

‘Better Start’ provides funding for children with disabilities.  Click here to find out if your child is eligible.

Eligible children who are aged under six years and have been diagnosed with:

Cerebral Palsy
Down syndrome, including mosaic Down Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome with full mutation
sight impairment
hearing impairment
deafblindness.
Prader Willi syndrome
Williams syndrome
Angelman syndrome
Kabuki syndrome
Smith-Magenis syndrome
CHARGE syndrome
Rhetts Disorder
Cornelia de Lange syndrome
‘Cri du Chat syndrome or
Microcephaly.
Children with an eligible diagnosis must register before their 6th birthday, and can then access services until they turn 7 years old.

Children with one of the listed disabilities are also able to access Medicare rebates under Better Start. Read about them here.

How can I register my child for Better Start?

The registration process can be found on the fahcsia webiste. However the easiest way is to call up the dedicated Registration and Information Service (RIS), which is operated by Carers Australia on 1800 242 636.

What do I do once I’ve registered for Better Start?

Once you have registered and have received your welcome letter from Better Start, all you need to do is make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists, and bring in your welcome letter to your first appointment. Call 8609 1730 to make a time.

We will sort everything out from there and will bill Better Start directly for equipment and services so you don’t have to worry about being out of pocket.

Unsure about anything?

Contact us on 03 8609 1730 or if you prefer email, you can use our contact form on the website.

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