About the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to empower people with a disability who meet the eligibility criteria to work towards their goals, to identify the disability related support and services they need to meet their goals, and to choose where they would like to buy their supports.

The NDIS has changed the way that disability services are delivered in Australia. It recognises that disability related support is an entitlement, and means you have a choice of service providers in an open market – it gives you more choice and control.

NDIS supports are funded to:

  • help a person to reach their goals
  • enable participation in the community (social and economic), and
  • increase a person’s independence.


If you enter the NDIS, you will go through a planning process with a NDIS representative, to develop your individual NDIS plan and determine the funding you will receive.

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