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Low cost computers directory

 Project DescriptionEligibility
Organisation: Computer Technologies for Schools Project
State/Territory: National
6 Boronia Avenue
Adamstown Heights
NSW 2289
Contact: Mark Edser, National Project Manager
Ph: (04)2825 0392
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The Computer Technologies for Schools Project provides surplus Australian Government and private sector computers and ICT equipment to schools across Australia to enable students and teachers to better understand new technologies. State and Territory government and non– government school authority committees decide on the placement of the equipment according to a needs based formula. Contributors make computers and other ICT equipment available through the National Project Manager who arranges for the equipment to be collected and stored until a receiving authority is able to take them.Schools in Australia, both government and non–government.
Organisation: Computing Assistance Support and Education (CASE)
State/Territory: ACT + National
Canberra Labor Club Community Chambers
Chandler Street
Belconnen ACT 2617
Ph:  (02) 6251 4651
Fax: (02) 6251 4606
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CASE was formed to assist Australian individuals and community organisations in making better use of information technology to accomplish their goals. They do this through education, advocacy and by offering technical assistance, including the creation of internet venues.Individuals and community organisations.
Organisation: Green PC
State/Territory: National
Address: 375 Johnston Street
Abbottsford VIC 3067
Ph: (03) 9418 7400
Fax: (03) 9486 9344
Mobile: 0401 009 091
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Green PC refurbishes and recycles computers and equipment for use by individuals and community organisations. In partnership with other organisations, Green PC seeks simple, inexpensive, environmentally responsible recycling solutions and is a component of “ Infoxchange”— Australia 's strategy to bridge the digital divide. This strategy has a number of community building priorities, including the creation of sustainable employment and educational opportunities for the long–term unemployed.Green PC's computers are made available to low–income communities, community organisations and individuals. Eligibility is based on holding a current health care card; or the ability to verify their low income status; or by being a registered nonprofit community organisation.

Organisation: Virtual Communities
State/Territory: National
Address: Level 2/20 Council St.
Hawthorn East VIC 3123
Ph: 1300 131 789
Fax: 03 9813 5011  
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Under agreements with the ACTU, the Australian Retirement Fund, the Australian Catholic Church and other groups, Virtual Communities offers low cost personal computers and internet access packages to members of these organisations and their families. Virtual Communities deliver, install and provide basic training and ongoing support.Members of the ACTU, Australian Retirement Fund, the Australian Catholic Church, Industry Super Funds, Labour Union Cooperative Retirement Fund, and the Stevedoring Employees Retirement Fund.

Organisation: WorkVentures Connect IT
State/Territory: National
Address: GPO Box Q1556, QVB
Sydney NSW 1230
Ph: 1800 112 205
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WorkVentures' Connect IT project provides ex corporate & government PCs and other IT equipment into affordable systems for disadvantaged families, schools and not-for-profit organisations around Australia. WorkVentures also supplies additional hardware (e.g. memory, modems, network or sound cards) if required by end users to make the computer fit for its purpose. WorkVentures either donates, sells or leases these refurbished PCs to eligible recipients.Disadvantaged families, schools and not for profit organisations around Australia.
Organisation: Volunteering ACT
State/Territory: ACT
Address: 55 Chandler Street
Belconnen ACT 2617
Ph: (02) 6251 4060
Fax: (02) 6251 4161
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The Australian Online Community Network ( is a joint initiative of Volunteering ACT and CASE to supply low cost web design, development, hosting and online services to the Australian community and nonprofit sector.Residents of the ACT.
Organisation: Charity Computers
State/Territory: ACT, NSW, VIC, QLD
Address: 46 Lhotsky Street
Charnwood ACT 2615
Ph: (02) 6101 6931
Fax: (02) 6259 8034
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Charity Computers receives computers, refurbishes them and then supplies them at cost price to unemployed people, single parents and pensioners. They also provide subsidised computer repairs, discount computer lessons, free Helpdesk services and a computer loan scheme.Services are targeted at unemployed people, single parents and pensioners in ACT, NSW, VIC and QLD.
Organisation: Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT Inc. (TADACT)
State/ Territory: ACT
Address: Grant Cameronb Community Centre
27 Mulley Street
Holder ACT 2611
Ph: (02) 6287 4290
Fax: (02) 6287 4288
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TADACT assists people with disabilities by designing and making innovative aids in cases where an appropriate solution is not otherwise available, or by modifying existing devices to satisfy the specific needs of the user. The organisation also provides clients and those concerned with their welfare with specialised technical advice regarding equipment and modification needs or by making referrals to other services sourcing aids and equipment, as appropriate.

ACT residents with a disability.
Organisation: Technical Aid to the Disabled(TADNSW), Computer Loan Service
State/ Territory: NSW
Address: Unit 10, 185 Briens Road
Northmead NSW 2152
Ph: (02) 9808 2022
Fax: (02) 9809 7670
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TADNSW Computer Loan Service provides affordable access to computer technology for people with disabilities using recycled computers. For a small annual fee users are provided with an internet capable computer that enables them to share in the benefits of the online world. Through a network of volunteers, users have access to full service support that may include 'in home' support or back to base repairs. Volunteers also provide some basic 'in home' training and a telephone help desk service. Computers are supplied with Microsoft Windows, some games, a word processor, spreadsheet, Internet Explorer, anti-virus software and some tutorial programs. The modifications may include voice recognition software, screen readers, image magnifiers, modifications to keyboards and other adaptations to suit the special needs of the user.NSW residents with a disability.
Organisation: Computerbank
State/Territory: VIC, NSW, SA and QLD
483 Victoria Street,
West Melbourne, Victoria 3003
Ph: (03) 9600 9161
Fax: (03) 9328 1679
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The Computerbank projects have been run in four States since 1998.Computerbank collects, refurbishes and distributes donated computer hardware to disadvantaged individuals or groups. Using GNU/Linux operating systems, Computerbank provides training and support to the computer recipients, as necessary.Residents of VIC, NSW, SA and QLD.
Organisation: Equipment Recycling Network Inc. (ERNInc)
State/ Territory: VIC
Address: 17 Greenwood Avenue
Ringwood VIC 3134
Ph: (03) 9876 5211
Fax: (03) 9879 6211
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ERNInc recycles computer equipment and distributes them to people with disabilities, particularly children.

To qualify for a computer the applicant must provide a letter from a doctor, or other medical professional stating the nature of the disability and outlining the potential benefits of computer access to the user.

Organisation: Community Information Technology (ComIT)
State/Territory: VIC
Address: 114-118 Campbell Street
Collingwood VIC 3066
Ph: (03) 9416 2604
Fax: (03) 9416 0663
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The ComIT project has been running since March 1999. ComIT collects, reconditions and donates computers to nonprofit organisations. ComIT will also provide assistance with basic network installation, web site design, and desktop publishing services.The equipment must be requested on behalf of a nonprofit organisation or a community group. (i.e. The equipment is not provided to individuals.)
Organisation: Rural and Peninsula Disability Support Inc. (RPDS)
State/Territory: VIC
Address: Post PO Box 1451
Pearcedale VIC 3912.
Ph: (03) 5978 5055
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RPDS is a community self-help program assisting housebound, disabled and elderly people to remain in their own homes on the Mornington Peninsula by providing internet access for the a nominal fee of $11 per month (inclusive of GST).Restricted to residents on the Mornington Peninsula , VIC.
Organisation:  Technical Aid to the Disabled Co-operative Ltd. (TADVIC)
State/ Territory: VIC
Address: C/o:- Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Royal Talbot Campus
1 Yarra Boulevard
Kew Vic 3101
Ph: (03) 9853 8655
Fax: (03) 9853 8098
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TADVIC is an organisation whose volunteer members design, construct or modify equipment for people with disabilities, provided that no commercially available product or service is available to meet their needs. There is no charge for the TADVIC services but clients are asked to reimburse the volunteer for the cost of materials and travelling expenses. Before contacting TADVIC the client should make a search of commercially available products. In some cases, an existing commercial product can be modified by the volunteers. TADVIC Occupational Therapists act as Project Coordinators and work closely with TADVIC volunteer members and clients.VIC residents with a disability.

Organisation: Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADWA) Computer Loan Service
State/ Territory: WA
Address: PO Box 266
Bassendean WA 6934
Ph: (08) 9379 3733
Fax: (08) 9279 5111
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TADWA is a nonprofit organisation providing appliances to assist people with disabilities. This organisation has a range of services including designing and manufacturing a large range of supportive devices for the home, workplace and schools. TADWA develops, constructs and modifies devices for people who cannot source an affordable commercial solution to their special needs. TADWA can also give technical advice and information to disabled people and their carers.WA residents with a disability.

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Document ID: 17065 | Last modified: 3 October 2013, 3:35am