- National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people aged under 65 years with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
When it is fully implemented (by 2019), the NDIS will work with people with a disability, and their families and carers, to identify what support they need to reach their goals in independence, health and wellbeing, involvement in the community, education and employment.
- Assessing how well the person’s current supports are working
- Funding of reasonable and necessary supports such as:
- home modifications
- mobility equipment
- taking part in community activities
- assistance with employment
- Support plan development
- Referrals to existing community services
If access requirements are met (visit: http://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist), the NDIS is available to any adult (under 65 years old) with a disability or any child with developmental delay.
How to access
To find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Call 1800 800 11
- Visit the NDIS website
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who speak other languages to help callers who are not confident in English. Call 131 450.
The National Relay Service is available to help callers with a hearing or speech impairment.
- TTY users, call 133 677, then ask for 1300 00 3224
- Speak and Listen users, call 1300 555 727 then ask for 1300 00 3224
- Internet relay users, connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 1300 00 3224.
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is available (24 hours, 7 days) for callers who
speak other languages. Call 131 450.
Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Calls to the 1800 number are free for Victorians.
Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.