A new world of disability support, the NDIS is the greatest social change Australia has had since Medicare.

It will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy a reasonable life.

What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is the new way of providing disability support. It will help people with disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved well-being. As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach investing with people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.

Can I access the NDIS?

To become a NDIS participant, a person must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
  • Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS.
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and
  • Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.

For more information about the NDIS, visit www.ndis.gov.au

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