What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS provides all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.

The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing.

As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.

Are you eligible for the NDIS?

There are a number of factors which determine whether you are eligible for support under the NDIS. You may be eligible to receive an individual support plan if you;
• are under 65 years of age
• are an Australia citizen, a permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder
• have a permanent and/or significant disability that impacts your everyday living and you require assistance from others to do things
• use equipment or assistive technology

For further information on eligibility, please visit the NDIS access checklist


Understanding the NDIS


If you’re new to the NDIS, we can help you navigate the NDIS process.