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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) scheme supports eligible people with a permanent and significant disability to take part in everyday activities. This includes people whose disability is a cognitive, intellectual, neurological sensory or physical impairment, or a psychiatric condition.

Eligible 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 is being rolled out progressively across Australia. In Queensland this will happen progressively from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019.

The NDIS Events calendar provides information for people with disability, families and carers, service providers, businesses and the general community about upcoming events and activities related to the NDIS.

Delivering health services under the NDIS

A set of principles to determine funding and delivery responsibilities of the NDIS and other service systems has also been developed to provide clarity around respective responsibilities.

Fore more information on the principles, visit the COAG website (PDF, 626KB).

Operational guidelines

The planning and assessment operational guidelines cover a range of topics related to the processes involved in developing a participant's plan.

There is also a suite of guidelines to help the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) make decisions on what reasonable and necessary supports will be approved as part of an eligible participant's individually funded package. Visit the NDIS website for more information.

About the NDIS

Read more about the NDIS including eligibility requirements.

The NDIS relies on the cooperation and support of community organisations, families and carers working together to develop and maintain strong connections and networks. Information, linkages and capacity building (ILC) is the component of the NDIS that fosters this—connecting people with disability, their families and carers, with appropriate disability, community and mainstream supports.

Read the Information linkages and capacity building (ILC) framework documentation.

Read about the NDIS in Queensland, including:

  • information about the NDIS and the support it provides to eligible people with disability
  • how to get Queenslanders with disability ready for the NDIS
  • What the Queensland Government is doing to help people with disability, their families and carers get ready for the NDIS.

More detailed NDIS information for Queenslanders including the Queensland rollout schedule is also provided by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

In addition, the National Disability Insurance Agency has produced an information pack for participants (PDF, 2.12MB).

Last updated: 12 January 2018