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
How to access
To find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- TTY users, call, then ask for 1300 664 786
- Speak and Listen users, call then ask for 1300 664 786
- Internet relay users, connect to the , then ask for 1300 664 786.
CostsCalls to the 1800 number are free for Victorians.
Calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate.
- Access to the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income-based Centrelink support such as the Disability Support Pension and the Carer Allowance.
- To be funded, your supports must:
- be related to your disability
- be likely to be effective and beneficial
- not include everyday living costs that are not related to your disability support needs
- take into account informal supports provided by families, carers, networks or the community
- represent value for money.