As a registered and approved provider of the Transport Accident Scheme (TAC), we can provide you the care you need following a motor vehicle accident.
The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation whose role is twofold:
- to actively encourage, promote and help facilitate, road safety in Victoria,
- to support Victorians who have been injured on our roads to recover, return to work and get their lives back together
The TAC is funded through a charge every Victorian pays when they register their vehicles with VicRoads. The TAC covers the costs of any injuries sustained as a direct result of driving or being a passenger in a car, or motorcycle, bus, train, or tram. This cover extends to pedestrians, bystanders, and cyclists.
As the TAC is funded entirely through the charge applied at registration, they operate under a ‘no-fault’ scheme, entitling any injured person to have their medical benefits and support services completely covered, regardless of who caused a crash.
Due to the scheme’s ongoing focus and promotion of road safety, Victoria now boasts one of the best road safety records in the world. If however, you have found yourself injured in a road accident and require healthcare support services, we can help get you back on track.
The support the TAC offers is dependent on factors such as the age at which you were injured, the nature of your injuries, the degree of impairment and potential for, and your ability to undertake rehabilitation. Supports can include income support while you recover, and the payment of a lump sum if you have a serious and permanent injury.
In the first 90 days following your accident, the TAC will fund medical expenses and supports without the need for approval, providing these treatments and services are recommended by your health professional and related to the treatment of your injuries sustained in your accident.
Services we can provide in the 90 days following your accident include community nursing, allied health therapies, transport to and from appointments, medication management, post-operative medical and nursing care, and organising equipment for hire or purchase.
After the initial 90 days and in consultation with you, the TAC will work with your service provider to plan your goals, coordinate service delivery, and treatment approval.
Colbrow can help you with transport, support at home, attendant care, (dis)ability support services, vehicle and home modifications, allied health services, and community access in order to progress your recovery.