Understanding the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals and can provide all people with disability, information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent agency that is implementing the NDIS. They are a national agency that look after NDIS for all of Australia and help with the .
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability.
For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
Am I Eligible?
You may be eligible if are you aged between 7 and 65, live in Australia/Australian residency, and you:
usually use special equipment or need support from a person because of a permanent and significant disability
need some supports now to reduce your future needs.
How Do I Apply?
If you meet the eligibility criteria and you would like to become an NDIS participant, you can either:
Want to learn more about the NDIS?
NDIS Information Sessions
There are numerous free information sessions held across the state by both disability organisations and service providers. Find out more information via the links below.
If you would like more information on the NDIS, they have booklets available that discuss the NDIS, planning and how to use NDIS Plans. You can find the NDIS booklets via the link below.