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What is NDIS?

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It’s a new way of supporting people with a permanent and significant disability through giving them access to individualised funding, plans and support. If your disability means you need support from another person or equipment to take part in everyday activities and you are under the age of 65, the NDIS is almost certainly for you. The NDIS is being run by the National Disability Insurance Agency or NDIA.


Through the NDIS, you can:

  • Access mainstream services and supports

  • Access community services and supports

  • Maintain informal support arrangements

  • Receive reasonable and necessary funded supports

These supports will help you to achieve your goals, which might involve:

  • Independence

  • Community involvement

  • Education

  • Employment

  • Health & wellbeing

Who is the NDIA?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the independent Commonwealth government agency responsible for implementing the NDIS.


  • Helps empower and inform people with disability to be confident consumers.

  • Provides information and referrals, links to services and activities, individualised plans and where necessary, funded supports to people over a lifetime.

  • Provides service providers with clarity and transparency so they can grow their business and respond to need.

  • Raises community awareness and encourages greater inclusion and access for people with disability to mainstream services, community activities and other government initiatives.

The NDIA is partnering with the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and well known community organisations to deliver the NDIS in your local area.

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