The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia-wide scheme designed to support people with permanent and significant disability live their lives to their full potential.

The NDIS rollout commenced in NSW in mid-2016 and has now been completed across the state.

The NDIS funds individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. It is expected the scheme will eventually benefit approximately 140,000 eligible ​people with disability, including 50,000 people who do not currently receive any disability supports.

Young cerebral palsy boy with carer

Access in NSW

NSW Health staff are supporting patients with disability who wish to apply to the NDIS, including helping them prepare for their NDIS planning conversation​​. Contact details for your LHD are available.

People who were receiving funded supports through NSW Government specialist disability services have been supported to transition to the NDIS. This includes former NSW Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC) clients who were living in supported accommodation and those participating in community access services (such as a day program or case management service).

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

The NDIA ​is the independent Commonwealth agency established to deliver the NDIS. The NDIA is responsible for assessing eligibility and working with participants to develop support plans to meet their needs. ​​​

NSW Health is working closely with the NDIA to ensure our patients, their families and carers make the most of the opportunities and services available through the NDIS.

Young child with intellectual disability with his mother
Visit the NDIS website to ​find out more about the transition or the scheme.​​​

Page Updated: Tuesday 17 July 2018