What is NDIS?

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

NDIS can provide people with disability the information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.


NDIS is being introduced progressively across all states and territories.


NDIS provides support to eligible people with intellectual, physical, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial disability. Early intervention supports can also be provided for eligible people with disability or children with developmental delay.


NDIS gives all Australians peace of mind if they, their child or loved one is born with or acquires a permanent and significant disability, they will get the support they need.


NDIS is not a welfare system. NDIS is designed to help people get the support they need so their skills and independence improve over time.

How NDIS Works for you? 

Every individual with disability has different needs. Goal-setting is an important part of the NDIS and each of your supports and services should be helping you achieve the goals in your NDIS plan. Check out this video to understand how NDIS works for you.

How the NDIS works

Answer some simple questions to see if you may be able to apply for the NDIS. These questions are just a guide, the final decision about eligibility is up to the NDIA.

If you meet the eligibility criteria you can ask to become a participant by completing an Access Request Form.

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How to Access the NDIS

The NDIS is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals. To become an NDIS Participant, you need to fulfil the NDIS eligibility requirements to get access of the NDIS supports and services. Play the video to learn what are the requirements to apply for NDIS.