Understanding NDIS:
An Overview

What is NDIS?

  • An Australian government initiative aimed at empowering people with disabilities.
  • Provides individualized support to enhance quality of life.
  • Offers flexibility for tailored services and supports.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or Protected Special Category Visa holder.
  • Age between 7 and 65 when applying.
  • Have a permanent disability affecting daily life.
  • Need assistance or equipment for daily activities.

How to get an NDIS Plan?

  • Phone Request: Call 1800 800 110 for a verbal access request.
  • Digital Submission: Download the ARF, complete it, and email to NDIA.
  • Mail-In: Print ARF, complete and mail to NDIA.
  • Local Office: Visit or contact your local NDIA office for a mailed ARF.

Getting Help for your NDIS Application

  • NDIA staff and Partners in the Community can assist in the application process.
  • Early childhood partners and local coordinators can help gather evidence for your application.
  • If you've started an application, you'll be referred to a local NDIS partner for review and guidance.
  • Contact the National Contact Centre at 1800 800 110 for a referral to an NDIS partner.

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