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What is the NDIS?

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

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How does the NDIS work?

The NDIS is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals. Find out if you’re eligible, how to apply, and find help through your NDIS plan.

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Support funded by the NDIS

The NDIS provides funding to eligible people based on their individual needs. You can find out what kind of support you can get from the NDIS below.

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Creating your plan

To get ready for your planning meeting, think about your immediate support needs and your current and future goals.

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Using your plan

Once your plan is approved, you need to understand different budgets, who can help you start using your plan, and how your plan is managed