Caregiver Community Info


what is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of providing Australians under 65 who have a permanent or significant disability, with funding to receive the necessary care and support to achieve their goals and get through their everyday life.

Am I Eligible for NDIS?

Eligibility requirements for NDIS can vary for different people and situations. Basic requirements include:

  • Aged between 7 to 65

  • Holds Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency, or holds a Protected Special Category Visa

  • Requires support from another person due to permanent or significant disability

  • Uses special equipment related to permanent or significant disability

  • Requires support to assist with future needs and tasks

How do I apply for NDIS funding?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, there are two ways you can apply for NDIS funding. You can either call NDIA on 1800 800 110 to make a Verbal Access Request (VAR) or fill out a paper Access Request Form (ARF).

  1. What documentation is required?
    Completed Access Request Form (ARF) – ask your Local Area Coordinator, Early Childhood Early Intervention partner (if your child is under 7), your local NDIA office or call NDIA 1800 800 110 to receive a form.

  2. Age and residency evidence – Tip: If you’re registered for Centrelink, you can give the NDIA consent to use your Centrelink record.

  3. Disability evidence and how it impacts your everyday life – Tip: Ask your healthcare professional to complete Part F of ARF or an NDIA Supporting Evidence form.

  4. Any existing reports or assessments.

A thing to remember…

When NDIS participants turn 65, they have the option to stay in the scheme or apply to receive support through aged care services.