National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Accessing the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life.

The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.

This includes connections to doctors, community groups, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

The NDIS now supports over 600,000 Australians with disability to access the services and supports they need.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides reasonable and necessary support to  eligible people that relate to their disability to help them achieve their goals.

Am I eligible?

To join the NDIS you need to meet access requirements

This includes  your age, your residency status and the nature of your disability.

To check your eligibility, click here

How do I access the NDIS?

In the first instance, contact your local NDIS Office or local NDIS partner and ask them to support you to connect with local disability supports or apply to the NDIS if eligible.

Phone the NDIS on 1800 800 110 for further information  OR

Click here for more information on how to apply for the NDIS

Your Local Area Coordinator can support you in navigating through the entire NDIS process from start to finish.

Other useful links:

People with Disability Australia website:

Accessing help:

NDIS support FAQ’s:

Page reviewed and updated March 2024