What is the NDIS?


The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to Australians with disability.

You may be eligible to receive support through the NDIA, such as help to purchase disability support services, aids, and equipment from a variety of providers. Any support provided will depend on your individual circumstances.

Find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).


+ What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to Australians with disability. People with disability and their family will be able to decide for themselves how to manage all aspects of care and support.

An eligible person (known as a participant) is funded to purchase services, aids and equipment from a variety of providers.

As a person’s circumstances or condition changes, they will be able to apply to have their funded plan adjusted.

+ Who manages the NDIS?

The NDIS is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

+ Is the NDIS means tested?

No. There is no means testing for access to the individualised support provided through the NDIS.