The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing people with disability across Australia with support to meet their disability needs and link with their community. Under the NDIS, people who meet the eligibility criteria (called participants) will be able to access supports that are related to their disability, are useful, good value and fair (reasonable and necessary supports) in order to live in the community and work towards their goals and aspirations. Disability supports will be provided over a person's life time. Participants will have choice and control over their disability supports, including being able to choose who provides supports and how they are delivered and managed.
The NDIS commenced in Queensland on 1 July 2016. When the NDIS is introduced in each location, eligible participants will move to the NDIS to receive their supports.
Click on the following link for more information on locations: NDIS Rollout.
A range of NDIS-readiness initiatives are available to help people with
disability, their families and carers, communities, businesses and service providers prepare for the NDIS.