National Disability Insurance Scheme

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

Reasonable and necessary supports help people with disability achieve their goals, including independence, community involvement, employment and wellbeing. Supports may include personal care and support, access to the community, therapy services and essential equipment.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, their families and carers with information and referrals to support services in the community.

Help accessing the NDIS – for community members

The NDIS have selected an organisation in your community to deliver the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) Partners in the Community Program. The LACs are in place to help people access the NDIS, and then help them implement their plans. The LACs will work to ensure more people live fulfilling and connected lives.

Call or email your local LAC office, listed in the drop down menu below.

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    • NDIS website
    • NDIS Community Connector program

      If you have a patient who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person or from a multicultural background who needs help to apply for or navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you can contact your local Community Connector who can give them one-to-one assistance.