Am I eligible for the NDIS?
To be eligible for the NDIS, you will:
- have a permanent and significant disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
- be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme.
- be an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
For more information on eligibility check the NDIS website.
How do I access the NDIS in my local area?
You can contact the BSL NDIS team:
- Phone: 1300 BSLNDIS (1300 275 634)
- Email: NDIS.Info@bsl.org.au
How do I access the NDIS in my local area during COVID -19?
You can call the duty worker on 8681 2501
Online NDIS information sessions
Our BSL NDIS team is hosting fortnightly online NDIS information sessions for people with disability, their family members and carers.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is funded by the Commonwealth Government and looked after by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
If you have a disability, you, your family and carers have control over how, when and where your funding is spent. The NDIA will work with you, to make sure you have support in place to meet your goals.
Facebook Q&A sessions
Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention team Facebook Q&A sessions
We will soon be commencing regular Q&A sessions on our Facebook page with members of our Local Area Coordination and Early Childhood Early Intervention team, who will be online and ready to answer your NDIS questions.
If there is a topic you would like to know more about, let us know
Connect with us on our Facebook page to find out more!
New measures to support NDIS participants and providers through COVID-19
As part of supporting NDIS participants during this time, the NDIA has worked with supermarket retailers to make sure NDIS participants wanting support to grocery shop, have priority access to home delivery services.
The NDIA has developed Easy Read information to help participants understand some changes to the NDIS.
Latest Advice from NDIS provided by Disability Services Consulting
COVID-19 accessible information and resources
Accessible information and resources are available online for people to stay up to date with the situation as it unfolds.
- Coronavirus – Daily updates – Victorian Chief Health Officer – Video (open captioning)
- Information about Coronavirus in Easy Read and other Language Formats
- Coronavirus and ASD – Social stories
- Coronavirus and the NDIS
- Easy Read and Auslan Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for people with disability
NDIS Commission coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Links to updates, training, alerts, and resources for NDIS participants and providers. This information is to inform and support NDIS providers to continue to deliver quality and safe supports and services to NDIS participants.
The NDIA is working with the University of Melbourne about the changes made to the NDIS in response to COVID-19. By completing a short survey, participants, their families and carers have a chance to share their experience of interacting with the NDIA and the Scheme during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey will also help us to understand how NDIS participants have found using telehealth to access allied health services.
Update on temporary NDIS COVID-19 rules
As announced by the NDIS Minister Stuart Robert a number of the temporary measures introduced to support providers and participants through COVID-19 came to an end on 1 July 2020. This media release lists these changes.
Hear for you have created an opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing teenagers and young adults to connect online with their ‘Community Catch Up’ sessions, which are free for NDIS participants.