National Disability Insurance Scheme

 

Find out about the NDIS and our approved providers.

 

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new program that aims to assist around 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with significant and permanent disability, as well as their families and carers. The NDIS aims to provide peace of mind to all Australians, giving them the comfort of knowing that there is support for them and their families if a loved one is born with or acquires a permanent disability. With the NDIS, people with a disability are given an opportunity to develop skills and capability in order to attain employment and participate in the community.

What does the NDIS cover?

The NDIS provides access to a variety of support services ranging from doctors and specialists, to teachers, and even housing and the justice and aged care systems. Additionally the NDIS also covers community services and supports such as sport clubs, community groups, libraries or charities. All this is achieved through reasonable and necessary funding supports, which is not means tested and will not impact other income support such as Disability Support Pensions and Carer’s Allowances.