What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s new disability care scheme, which gives people with an ongoing disability, their families and carers the support they need to live their everyday lives.

How does it work?

Individualised plans tailored to your support needs

The NDIS takes a holistic approach working with participants, and their families and carers, to create individualised care plans. Working with the NDIS enables people with a disability to make their own decisions about the support they require to help them live a good quality of life.

Examples of supports that may be provided by the NDIS:

  • Daily personal living activities
  • Transport to and from daily activities
  • Social and community participation activities
  • Assistance with household tasks
  • Home and vehicle modification
  • Mobility equipment, e.g. wheelchairs, walking aids, etc.

Am I eligible?

In order to participate in the NDIS, you will be assessed against a series of residency, disability and early intervention requirements and questions including:

  • Are you an Australian citizen?
  • Are you under 65?
  • Do you live in an area where NDIS is available?*
  • Do you require support to do everyday things for yourself because of a permanent impairment/condition?
  • Do you need some support now to reduce your support needs in the future?

*To access the NDIS right now, you must live in an area where the NDIS is available. If you don’t live in area where the scheme is available, existing Commonwealth, State and Territory government funded disability services will continue.

Find more information about NDIS access requirements here.