National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME (NDIS) 1800 800 110

Who can access the NDIS?

The NDIS Access Request Form is now available to download.

Anyone who thinks they might be eligible for the NDIS, can download an Access Request Form (ARF), and a Supporting Evidence Form (SEF), work with their GP, allied health, and specialist medical professionals to prepare and provide the information required.

Anyone who thinks they are eligible for the NDIS can:

  • phone 1800 800 110 and make a verbal access request, or
  • download and complete the ARF on your computer and email it to the NDIA with supporting information, or
  • download the ARF on your computer, print it out, and mail it to the NDIA with supporting information, or
  • email NAT@ndis.gov.au and ask for an ARF to be mailed, or
  • contact your local NDIA office and asking for an ARF to be mailed to you.

Local NDIA and Partners in the Community Staff can also help you apply.
For more information, please visit
https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis

For further nformation visit: https://www.ndis.gov.au/understanding and
https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.

Other useful links for NDIS information

Tandem
is the Victorian peak body representing family and friends supporting people living with mental health issues: http://tandemcarers.org.au/ndis.php

Wellways Australia Limited is a leading not-for-profit mental health and disability support organisation: https://www.wellways.org/ndis-and-you

https://www.neaminational.org.au/find-services/mental-health-ndis-access/ 
Support for people with a psychiatric disability, their carers, family and referring agencies to facilitate access to the NDIS.

https://www.neaminational.org.au/our-services/
Neami provides community-based mental health, homelessness and suicide prevention services.

NEWS FROM NDIS

If you need help finding accommodation, please talk to your planner or support coordinator.

Specialist Disability Accommodation vacancy matching platforms.
We have created a new webpage that connects participants with Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) vacancy matching platforms! https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/housing-and-ndis/sda-vacancy-matching-platforms

Our new directory currently lists two SDA vacancy matching platforms and we hope to add more in the coming weeks.

You can search the matching platforms by location, support needs, accommodation funding, accommodation type, duration and living arrangements to find something to suit you.

The SDA type and location will usually need to align with your plan.