What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national initiative that provides funding to Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability. If you are eligible, the NDIS will work with you to develop a personalised plan that outlines the supports and services needed to meet your goals.

Funded services and supports can include assistance with household tasks, personal care, community access, allied health therapies, assistive technology, accommodation and more.

Are you Eligible for the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for assessing your eligibility to participate in the NDIS. To be eligible you must: ​

  • Be under 65 years of age (My Aged Care applies over 65)
  • Be a resident of Australia
  • Have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) and that stops you from doing everyday things by yourself 

Steps for eligibility criteria: ​

Step 1: Review the requirements on the NDIS Access Checklist. ​

Step 2: Call the NDIA on 1800 800 110 to discuss your eligibility. ​

Once you have contacted the NDIA to discuss your eligibility and they believe you may be eligible for the NDIS, you will be sent an Access Request Form.