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
NDIS: What's Working and What's Not. The Agency Wants to Hear From You.
Every Australian Counts
The National Disability Insurance Agency have introduced lots of changes in the last few weeks to try and help people with disability and their families get through this difficult period. So what’s working and what’s not – and what still needs to change? This short survey asks you how things are going and whether you are getting the support you need.
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.