I don’t have an NDIS plan yet

If you don’t have an NDIS plan, this page can help you find out whether you can get one.

Who can get an NDIS plan?

To qualify for the NDIS, you must have a disability that is likely to be permanent (lifelong) and stops you from doing everyday things by yourself.

The NDIS will want to know what support you need, so you can:

  • understand and be understood by other people
  • make or keep friends
  • cope with feelings and emotions
  • understand, remember, and learn new things
  • get out of bed, move around your home
  • move around outside your home
  • take a bath or shower, dress and eat
  • do daily jobs, handle money and make decisions
  • take part in community activities.

What else can NDIS funding be used for?

You can also apply for early intervention supports for children under 7 years old to:

  • reduce the impact of  your child’s impairment, condition or developmental delay
  • help to stop of your child’s impairment or condition from becoming worse
  • find supports or strengthen their informal supports

NDIS funding can also help you get support for:

  • equipment
  • aides
  • prosthetics
  • many kinds of therapies
  • Auslan
  • housing and other assistance.

Where can I get more information about supports?

More information is available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.

They also have Easy English information here.

Help contacting us

For people who need help with English or an interpreter: : TIS: 131 450

For people with hearing or speech loss: TTY: 1800 555 677

Speak and Listen: 1800 555 727

Internet relay: National Relay Service: www.relayservice.gov.au