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A wheelchair is an equipment that is quite an essential part of a person who is aged, handicapped or immobile due to an illness. The value of this device cannot be compared with the support and assistance it provides in many ways. Independent Living Specialists has done its best to supply a large range of manual and electric wheelchairs to suit the lifestyle, budget and body type of its customers.

All these wheelchairs are manufactured with either transit operation or self-propelled to make the usage easier for the user or caretaker. It also ranges from light-weight to heavy-duty equipped with durable and reliable aluminum frames.

A wide range of famous brands such as Auscare, Pride, Breezy, Day Healthcare, and Invacare are available in all the stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide.


Top 6 wheelchairs

Six of the fast moving and popular wheelchairs are Ultra lightweight portable wheelchair, Omega lite transit wheelchair, Breezy basix 2 folding wheelchair,Ottobock M2 wheelchair, the drive S1 steel wheelchair and Breezy basix transit wheelchair.

Ultra Lightweight Portable Wheelchair

Priced at $239.99, this wheelchair comes with a carry bag. It is lightweight as well as sturdy and ideal to get about on shopping trips, day outings to holidays. It could be folded to 1/3 the size of a normally folded wheelchair for storage and easy transportation. It also has padded desk arms which could be flipped up for easy side transfers and give additional comfort.


Breezy Basix 2 Folding Wheelchair

This wheelchair is priced at $489.99 and one of the most flexible Eco wheelchairs on the market and a product that is preferred by the allied health professionals. It is a self-propelled device with improved adjustability and rigidity mixed with a modern up to date look.


Ottobock M2 Wheelchair

Priced at $895.99, it is one the most advanced type of wheelchairs manufactured to suit personal adjustment. It is lightweight and gives a very good support to the body with options for the user to choose as per their needs. It has swing-away footrest with an angle adjustment which permits the foot to be placed in a comfortable manner. It is also easy to keep a patient in the wheelchair as the swing-away footrest is unique and the knee lever brake keeps the wheelchair in place with just a snap is also created for more security. The push handles can be adjusted to enable the caregiver to manoeuver the wheelchair effortlessly without a strain.

Ottobock M2 Wheelchair

Omega Lite Transit Wheelchair

Priced at $359.99, this product has a lightweight aluminum frame with swing away footrests that can be removed and a foldable backrest. These two features make it the perfect portable wheelchair. With a user weight capacity of 125kg, its additional features include 8 inch rear wheels and attendant brakes.

Omega Transit Wheelchair

The Drive S1 Wheelchair

Priced at $274.99 it is a lightweight and cost-effective device usable indoor and outdoor. Its strong steel frame is exceptionally stable and reliable for longer drives. It could be folded easily for travel and storage. The plastic footrests are easily adjustable to suit to user’s height and support.

Drive Medical 18 Transit Super Budget WheelChair

Breezy Basix Transit Wheelchair

Priced at $489.99, it is an extremely powerful and easy to use device. Built and designed with the user in mind, it has been tested properly to ensure a secure and reliable ride making it a trusted name.


Social and Health Benefits.

Using a wheelchair improves the users’ health and help them to enjoy life by participating in social activities independently.

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How To Find Folderble Lightweight Wheelchairs

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These days any person with limited mobility need not worry about not being independent or moving around without a hassle as several brands of ultra-lightweight aluminum wheelchairs which could be folded down for easy storage and transportation are now readily available in all the stores of Independent Living Specialist throughout Australia. These collapsible wheelchairs can easily fit into a car boot and ideally usable indoors and outdoors or when traveling on holiday, shopping, attending social functions etc.

Types of wheelchairs

ILS has the best range of wheelchairs to suit your budget, lifestyle and body type. There are also different varieties of lightweight to heavy-duty wheelchairs manufactured with self-propelled or transit operation for easy maneuvering by the user or care attendant.


The best brands have been carefully selected by the ILS for those with limited mobility. Ultra lightweight portable wheelchair plus carry bag, Omega lite transit chair, Drive medical 18” transit super budget wheelchair and Breezy Basix folding wheelchair are some of the fast moving foldable lightweight wheelchairs available in their stores throughout Australia.

Ultra Lightweight Portable Wheelchair with Carry Bag

This is a strong but lightweight wheelchair which could be folded into the carry bag included. It is ideal for holidays, days out to shopping trips. The carry bag included with the wheelchair is fixed with wheels to make transportation easy.


Omega Lite Transit Wheelchair

The Omega wheelchair has a lightweight aluminum frame removable footrests and back rest that could be folded down. It also features 8 inch rear wheels with attendant brakes and has a weight capacity of 125kg.

Omega Transit Wheelchair Side View

Drive Medical Super budget Wheelchair

The drive medical wheelchair is also a foldable lightweight wheelchair manufactured by keeping user’s comfort in mind. It is a perfect wheelchair for outdoor and indoor use, highly efficient and foldable easily. It could be purchased at an affordable price and is considered to be great value for money.

Drive Medical 18 Transit Super Budget WheelChair

Breezy BasiX Folding Wheelchair

This is a trustworthy collapsible lightweight wheelchair as it has been thoroughly tested to make sure the ride is stable. It also provides caregivers and users great satisfaction in terms of dependability, quality, and easy operation. It is a self-propelled wheelchair with improved adjustability and toughness, together with a new clean look. Greater seat depth adjustment, tension adjustable backrest are some of the improvements included The Breezy Basix wheelchair is usually preferred by the Allied Health Professionals and considered to be the most versatile eco wheelchair in the market.


Social and Health Benefits

Any person with limited mobility who chooses to use a lightweight foldable wheelchair will definitely see an improvement in their lifestyle. The low feeling of being handicapped and missing social activities could also be easily overcome. Being able to participate in social activities and leading a normal life will also help to ease stress and mental stability.

How To Find The Right Type Of Wheelchair


A wheelchair is an equipment that can bring you great mental and social satisfaction in addition to assisting in carrying out your daily chores without any hindrance.

A wheelchair is a handy tool for the user and caretaker as it helps to improve ways and means of getting around independently, enabling to partake in usual daily activities, regardless of the limited mobility. In addition to being a support for carrying out daily chores without difficulty, a wheelchair provides mental health and social benefits.

The Breezy BasiX ultra lightweight frame was engineered for functionality and absolute comfort.

The Breezy BasiX ultra lightweight frame was engineered for functionality and absolute comfort.

Various Models of Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs in Australia have been manufactured with differing forms and advantages but could be differentiated as manual or motorized wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs are units that can be self-propelled and pushed by a caretaker or nurse. Motorised wheelchairs are installed with a motor and rechargeable battery and controlled with a switch on the armrest, needing only little effort from the user.

Although choosing the correct wheelchair depends on the mobility needs and how it is going to be used, the benefits are much, irrelevant to which wheelchair is chosen by you.

The Pride power assist HD is designed for caretakers to easily push manual wheelchairs while ensuring patients safety.

The Pride power assist HD is designed for caretakers to easily push manual wheelchairs while ensuring patients safety.

Boost in Independence

Manual and electric wheelchairs help the user to move around and do their daily chores without a helping hand. The electric chair is noted for its ability to boost a person’s independence with the easy to use features and comfortable traveling without tiring.

A manual wheelchair could also provide added adaptability for the user and caretaker. A wheelchair is able to reduce risks and fear of falling in the residence or outdoors of those with limited mobility or who need to support to walk. This gives a sense of confidence when moving around.

Ranging from light-weight to heavy-duty, all of our wheelchairs are designed with either self-propelled or transit operation for ease of use for either the carer or user.

Ranging from light-weight to heavy-duty, all of our wheelchairs are designed with either self-propelled or transit operation for ease of use for either the carer or user.


Wheelchairs have been particularly manufactured to adapt and move into limited spaces making it a perfect object to be used around the home. Stronger wheelchairs are also manufactured to be used outdoors and could also be used on hard surfaces such as slopes and pavements.

A wheelchair can also be used combined with other mobility aids or types of transport. For example, transit wheelchairs are lightweight and perfect for traveling on vacation or holidays. In the same way, most public transport services are accessible with a wheelchair and both motorized and manual wheelchairs could be easily taken into the vehicle.


Ranging from light-weight to heavy-duty, all of our wheelchairs are designed with either self-propelled or transit operation for ease of use for either the carer or user.

For those with mobility problems, a wheelchair is an absolute savior. In addition to carrying out daily chores without assistance, a wheelchair can give back freedom to a person with limited mobility as well as contribute to your mental health and social wellbeing. For independence, most users prefer self-propelled units. Independent Living Specialists do their best to provide a wide range of self-propelled wheelchairs.

Types of Wheelchairs

There are several types of self-propelled wheelchairs available at ILS, chosen carefully to suit your lifestyle, budget and body type. Self-propelled wheelchairs are manufactured to be pushed by the user, but whatever wheelchair you prefer to use the benefits are numerous. Breezy basiX wheelchair, Days healthcare whirl chair, and the Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair are some of the fast moving self-propelled wheelchairs.

Expanded Freedom

Any type of wheelchair helps a user to get to a place they need and do their work without assistance. For those with limited mobility or who are not able to walk unaided, a self-propelled wheelchair is an ideal equipment to move around with confidence and reduce the risk of falling indoors or outdoors.

Breezy BasiX Wheelchair

This is a self-propelled lightweight wheelchair with improved rigidity, adjustability mixed with a new, elegant look. It also includes seat depth adjustability, tension adjustable backrest and attached with a more robust rigid castor. It is one of the most versatile Eco wheelchairs on the market. It has been thoroughly tested to ensure user’s safety and considered as highly efficient and easy to use.

Breezy Basix Self Propelled Wheelchair

Days healthcare whirl wheelchair.

This has been manufactured to look simple but a flexible wheelchair is an ideal equipment for full or part-time use. It could be used as an attendant propelled or self-propelled. It’s narrow frame and compact dimensions guarantee good movability inside the house and in limited spaces. The puncture-proof tyres provide peace of mind when moving outdoors.

Days Healthcare Whirl

The Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair

This wheelchair is a lightweight and cost-effective product that could be used outside and indoors. Since it is fitted with strong steel frames, this wheelchair is just the right thing for long drives and authenticated as very durable for prolonged use. It is also available in self-propel and transit option.

The Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair
Self-Propelled Super Bariatric Wheelchair

The self-propelled super bariatric heavy duty wheelchair is manufactured with a robust frame to accommodate heavy users and gives maximum comfort. It also has removable armrests and leg rests along with a memory foam cushion and durable upholstery tensioner to add extra support and prevent backrest from sagging. A removable push bar and footrest cover to extend footplate surface are also attached to accommodate large legs and feet.


Social and Mental Health Benefits

There are times when a person with limited or decreased mobility finds it difficult to take part in social activities. It is a well-known fact that socializing is very important for your physical health and emotional wellbeing. This is where a wheelchair and other mobility aids come in handy to help the user to enjoy life, engaging themselves in social activities. A wheelchair improves the lifestyle of the user, resulting in facing life more positively.



Independent Living Specialists is an institution pioneering in providing some of the best solutions for the handicapped and aged population.

The mobility solutions provided by them are available at your door for online customers countrywide.

Wheel Chairs

There are more than 31 types of high quality wheel chairs to suit your budget and requirement.

The Independent Living Specialists do their best to provide a wide range of manual and electric wheel chairs. Those with limited mobility will find their freedom and independence back with the use of a wheel chair. Their wheel chairs range from light-weight to heavy-duty manufactured to suit any body type, lifestyle, and budget. All the wheel chairs are made with self-propelled or transit operation for easy use of the carer or user. The products are durable and reliable and assured of long quality use and mobility. A wide range of well-known brands such as Auscare, Pride, Breezy, Days Healthcare, Otto Bock, Ausmedic, and Invacare are available.


Power Chairs

The power chair is another product made available by Independent Living Specialists. Considered to be one of the most comfortable, user-friendly and easy-moving chairs available for users of all ages ranging from young children to seniors offering exceptional mobility and independence to move around within the home and outdoors.Indoor power chairs are manufactured to be more rounded and compact to enable maneuvering easily on tight corners and small spaces inside the home. Outdoor power chairs built more sturdily wide-tread and extra large tires and increased ground clearance for a safe and smooth ride on rough outdoor surfaces.

Independent Living Specialists also offers a wide range of fully customizable power chairs from leading manufacturers and brands such as Permobil, Shoprider, Pride and Days Healthcare and Royale.

All power chairs have an adjustable arm, leg, and seating to suit all types of users. Independent Living Specialists can provide a lightweight indoor power chair or a heavyweight outdoor model suitable for whatever purpose you may need.


Mobility Scooters

A mobility scooter is a product that is moving fast and popular among the handicapped and aged. It is often referred to as “aged care scooter” but in reality, people of all ages enjoy their independence and freedom when using this battery powered device. Although there are various names given to this category of vehicle, they all refer to the same thing

Independent Living Specialists have approximately 42 types of mobility scooters and some of the best brands such as Pride, Shoprider, Invacare and Drive Medical with prices ranging from $1099 to $10499. They are also able to tailor a model to suit all needs. Each brand has a wide range of models to suit your personal needs. The most preferred brands are Pride and Shoprider scooters due to their reliability and spare parts availability.

Independent Living Specialists offer a rent/hire or buy option in their mobility scooter range. The scooters are now available in a variety of sizes, power, comfort, and design and whether you hire, rent or buy the electric mobility scooter from Independent Living Specialists, they will support you on every kilometer of the way with their affordable prices, reliable service and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months.