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NDIS Information

We aim to educate and make sure you are equipped with all the knowledge of the system so you can navigate the complicated system and have the best results. Here is a list of helpful websites and documents that may help you understand the NDIS a little better.

We are always here to help if you have any questions.


What is the NDIS?

The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life. 

The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.

This includes connections to doctors, community groups, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • daily personal activities

  • transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities

  • workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market

  • therapeutic supports including behaviour support

  • help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment

  • help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training

  • home modification design and construction

  • mobility equipment, and

  • vehicle modifications.


What types of supports are NDIS funded?

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Information for families and carers

The role of families and carers is often essential in supporting people with disability to realise their goals, so it is important to include them in discussions about supports.

All Australians with disability have access to a range of other government services including education, health, employment, justice and family support. 

Supports may be different under the NDIS compared to when they were delivered by state or territory governments. The NDIS is a new way of doing things that gives participants the ability to choose and control the supports they use to get involved in their community, workplace, and social life. Learn how the NDIA and other state and territory governments are working together.

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NDIS and other government services

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Plan Management

Plan management is when a provider supports you to manage funding in your NDIS plan. These providers are known as plan managers. 

Plan management is different from having the NDIA manage funding in your NDIS plan, or you choosing to self-manage your plan. More information on ways to manage your funding.

Self-management is when you manage your NDIS funding. It gives you the flexibility and choice to decide what supports you buy to pursue your plan goals.

It lets you think creatively about how you can use your funds to best meet your needs.

If you are interested in self-managing all or part of your NDIS plan, speak with your Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or NDIA planner. You could also talk to someone you know who is self-managing about their experience or connect with a self-management peer support group.

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Self Management

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