Vehicle modifications explained

When we talk about vehicle modifications, we mean changes to a vehicle so you can drive or travel in it. As always the changes need to address limitations on your ability to participate because of your disability.

You or a family member need to own the vehicle or have found a vehicle you plan to purchase or lease.

If you don’t own the vehicle, you’ll need to be able to use it regularly and have permission from its owner to modify it.

We’ll only consider vehicle modifications you need because of your disability.

Without these changes, you wouldn’t be able to drive the vehicle or travel as a passenger.

Vehicle modifications and driving supports are one way we help you to:

  • get to places you need to go and to the people you want to see
  • become as independent as possible
  • travel to work or activities
  • go somewhere on holiday.

For more information, please read the Our Guideline – Vehicle modifications and driving supports .

To help you work with a vehicle modification assessor on evidence you need to give when requesting these supports, please use the Vehicle modification assessment template DOCX 111KB).

If you want to know more about vehicle modification assessment or pricing, visit our Providing assistive technology (AT) page.

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This page current as of
6 June 2022