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what is the NDIS?About the NDIS

The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a better way of providing support and services for people living with disability. It’s all based around helping you meet your goals, such as living safely and independently at home, finding and keeping a job or volunteering, getting out and about in the community or staying social.


  • integrates with other sectors such as health, aged care, education and housing
  • has no impact on the Disability Support Pension and is not a means-tested entitlement
  • provides you with purchasing power, choice and control
  • is managed by a Commonwealth statutory authority, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
  • has bipartisan support, so all governments are working together to ensure its success
  • is partially funded by the Medicare levy, which means that all of society is contributing toward the funds needed to run the scheme

Make the most from NDIS Services

NDIS funds ‘any reasonable and necessary supports participants need to enjoy an ordinary life’. 

This covers a range of disability care services. The NDIS doesn’t fund daily living expenses, such as: rent, food, and bills. This is still funded by your usual source of income — work, disability pensions, etc. 

Learn more about what the NDIS can do to help you

The National Disability Insurance Agency has lots of good information about how the NDIS works — see www.ndis.gov.au. You can learn about the criteria to be eligible for funding, ways to prepare for your planning meeting, and much more.

You can learn more about the NDIS by watching our webinars and recordings and accessing our NDIS information sheets.

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