National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

About the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the biggest social and economic reforms in Australia since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970's. The NDIS is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals and as of March 2020, 38,893 people in Western Australia are receiving support from the NDIS.

The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

The NDIS works with suitably experienced and qualified partner organisations to deliver Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services to Australians with disability. They are the face of the NDIS in the community.

If you are between the ages of seven and 64 years of age, call the Local Area Coordinator partner in your local government area. The LAC will be your main contact point for the NDIS.

If you are under seven years of age with a developmental delay or disability, call the Early Childhood partner in your local government area.

The ECEI Coordinator will be your main contact point for the NDIS and will help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child. 

How to apply to access the NDIS

To check the eligibility criteria and to apply for NDIS access visit the NDIS website.

To find your local NDIS partner organisation contact details, visit the NDIS website

More information about the NDIS

Website: www.ndis.gov.au

Email: ndis.ready@ndis.gov.au

Phone: 1800 800 110 8am to 8pm (local time) Monday to Friday

Follow them on Twitter @NDIS

Find them on Facebook Facebook/NDISAus

For people with hearing or speech loss TTY: 1800 555 677 Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

For people who need help with English TIS: 131 450

*1800 calls from a fixed line are free. Calls from mobiles may be charged.

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