Transport remains a leading barrier to participation for people with disability, according to advocates.
The Examiner recently shared the story of the Bell family who were raising funds for a wheelchair accessible van for their son Allan, who has cerebral palsy, as they were unable to get support elsewhere.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme does not provide families with wheelchair accessible vehicles due to the fact it is considered an everyday expense for all Australians.
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An NDIA spokesperson said modification on vehicles less than five years old and under 80,000 kilometres were generally automatically accepted.
"However, older vehicles and those with higher kilometres may still be considered where there is evidence the vehicle is still reliable and the modifications would be cost effective," the spokesperson said.
"The NDIS may fund modifications to a vehicle the participant regularly uses or would use to address their transport needs."
Independent vehicle inspections on older models from companies such as RACT could give the agency the confidence in a vehicle.
The spokesperson said other solutions such as public transport could be a better option rather than vehicle modification.
"In funding disability-related supports, the health and safety of participants remains the agency's priority," they said.
Disability advocate Jane Wardlaw said transport remained a barrier to participation in the state for those with a disability.
"We don't have the best public transport system. However, the NDIS will fund the vehicle modifications, but it has to be on a vehicle that meets the Australian standards and has a long life."
A state government spokesperson said the department worked closely with the NDIA.
"It is important to note that the NDIS Taxi and Transport subsidy was recently extended to ensure people can access the supports they need."