National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of delivering services and support to people with permanent disabilities in Australia. The NDIS was rolled out in the City of Stonnington in April 2018.

Under the NDIS people with a disability, their families and carers have control over how, when, and where their funding is spent. 

The NDIS is not means-tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.

Who is eligible to access the NDIS?

To be eligible for the NDIS you must:

  • meet the age and citizenship requirements, and
  • meet either the disability or early intervention requirements.

Check your eligibility on the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110
NDIS Translating and Interpreting Services can be accessed by calling
13 1450.

NDIS transition support

We can provide the following support to residents as they transition to the NDIS:

  • individualised assistance to test NDIS eligibility for those under 65 years with a permanent and significant disability, including those who are receiving Care Services through Council,
  • information and preparation for NDIS planning meetings,
  • attendance at NDIS planning meetings,
  • NDIS transition support,
  • review of NDIS decisions and plans, and
  • ongoing NDIS support.

For more information and to use these services, contact our NDIS Transition Officer: 03 8290 1255

Local Area Coordinators

Brotherhood of St Laurence is partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency to deliver Local Area Coordination services for the NDIS for the Bayside Peninsula area.

Address: 10-12 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
Phone: 1300 275 634
Email: ndis.info@bsl.org.au