About the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    About the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to provide Australians who have a disability with reasonable and necessary support in their everyday life.

    The NDIS is available to all eligible individuals across Australia. The NDIS is implemented entirely by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) which is an independent Commonwealth government agency coordinating the insurance scheme. The support that's provided under an NDIS plan allows your loved one to continue to live a full and independent life, and there is a variety of funded support available with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

    The scheme recognises that needs and goals are different for everyone but the overall aim is to:

    • Help the participant develop greater independence
    • Assist the participant to get more involved in the community
    • Support the participant in getting a job
    • Find ways to improve the participant's overall wellbeing

    NDIS Eligibility

    Before you are able to access support through the NDIS, you need to meet the eligibility criteria. To meet the NDIS eligibility requirements:

    • You must be under 65 years of age;
    • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa (SCV);
    • You must be living with a disability that affects your ability to perform everyday activities. The condition needs to be recognised under NDIS as needing ‘reasonable and necessary supports’; OR;  You are a child under the age of 6 with a developmental delay that can be reduced by early intervention supports.

    NDIS Funding

    NDIS funding is varied, and it depends on the need of the participant as to how much will be allocated. The NDIS will provide the support that is reasonable and necessary, and they will assess individuals looking for assistance under the following circumstances:

    • The support offered has to relate to the disability of the participant
    • Funding does not cover costs unrelated to the disability support needs
    • Support must be a good value for money
    • Support can only be given if it will benefit the participant
    • NDIS support has to consider the support offered by the loved one’s family, home carers, community and their wider network.

    NDIS Price List

    Click on the image to download your NDIS 2023-2024 Price List

    NDIS Goals

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    NDIS Goal Template

    Helping you specify the goals in your NDIS plan in order to get the most out of your support.

    NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

    NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

    An independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.