The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new way to provide funding and supports to people with permanent and significant disabilities across Australia.

The NDIS provides lifetime supports to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria. The supports are based on a plan that includes your support needs, goals and aspirations.

Am I eligible

Are you aged between 7 and 65

Do you live in Australia and have Australian residency?

Do you usually need support from a person because of a permanent and significant disability?

Do you use special equipment because of a permanent and significant disability?

Do you need some supports now to reduce your future needs?

If you answered Yes to these questions. You may be eligible. Find out how to apply here


Making an Access Request

You can call 1800 800 110 to make an Access Request or you can complete and submit the Access Request form via email. 

IIf you need help filling in the form or making the call, you can contact your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner or your contact your local NDIA office.

Visit the ndis contact us page to find an office near you.

Does the NDIS cover the cost of medical care like diagnostic assessments, treatment, medication, hospital/GP visits or Medicare gap fees?

The NDIS is not designed to fund supports more appropriately funded or provided by the health system.

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of health conditions, along with medications and hospital care, remain the responsibility of the health system.

As a general guide, the following health-related services and supports are not provided or funded through the NDIS:

  • Items and services are covered by the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), nor Medicare gap fees.
  • Treatment, services or supports delivered by a doctor or medical specialist, including diagnosis and assessment of a health condition.
  • Items and services provided as part of diagnosis, early intervention and treatment of health conditions, including ongoing care of chronic health conditions.
  • Medically prescribed care, treatment or surgery for an acute illness or injury including post-acute care, convalescent care and rehabilitation.
  • Sub-acute care including palliative care, end of life care and geriatric care.

Support budgets in your plan

Three types of support budgets may be funded in your NDIS plan:

  • Core Supports budget
  • Capacity Building Supports budget
  • Capital Supports budget

Core Supports Budget

Core Supports help you with everyday activities, your current disability-related needs and to work towards your goals. Your Core Supports budget is the most flexible, and in most cases, you can use your funding across any of the following four support categories. However, there are instances where you do not have flexibility in your funding, particularly for transport funding

Capacity Building Supports Budget

Capacity Building Supports help build your independence and skills to help you pursue your goals. Unlike your Core Supports budget, your Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another. Funding can only be used to purchase approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category

Capital Supports Budget

Capital Supports include higher-cost pieces of assistive technology, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, and funding for one-off purchases you may need (including Specialist Disability Accommodation). It is important to remember that funds within the Capital Supports budget can only be used for their specific purpose and cannot be used to pay for anything else. The Capital Supports budget has two support categories: Assistive Technology and Home Modifications.


For more detailed information on support budgets, go to the ndis website. 

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