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
  • 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 14 50.

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 Road, Malvern
Phone: 1300 275 634

NDIS resources

Join the Disability Loop to find NDIS news, information, resources and events from the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO).

The Multilingual Disability Hub is a phone service and website with easy to access information about disability and NDIS in different languages.