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.
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
New measures to support NDIS participants and providers through COVID-19
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update to BSL NDIS Services
BSL are continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and taking necessary steps to minimise the risk to our participants, staff members and the community.
In line with the Australian Government’s increased measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, our Brotherhood of St Laurence NDIS offices will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice, however, if a person requires a face-to-face service, our staff will conduct a risk assessment and then provide the service that is needed, if we determine that we can safely do so.
Our services will also continue over the phone, via email and Skype.
Belgium Neighbourhood House NDIS drop-in sessions
The Brotherhood Darebin Local Area Coordination team will be available on alternate Mondays at Belgium Neighbourhood House to answer questions about the NDIS and connect community members to local services.
To find out more, visit
How to find NDIS providersAre you a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant? Are you looking for NDIS providers in your area? The National Disability Insurance Agency developed this short animation . It shows how to use the provider finder tool and locate services and providers in your area.
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
For complaints about:
NDIS funded supports and service
Quality and Safeguards Commission will be responsible for looking after quality and safety of services provided under the NDIS.
Making a complaint
NDIS plan and reviews and Early Childhood Intervention services
NDIA feedback and complaints
1800 800 110
Lodging an appeal
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
' Let's talk about work' Webinar delivers information and insights about how NDIS participants can include employment supports in their plans.
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations developed ‘Disability Loop’ to be the ‘go to’ place for NDIS news, information, resources and events.