About the NDIS

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?

The NDIS looks a little different, depending where you live.  For people living in Western Australia comparative trials of two different models are taking place. One for the NDIS and one for the WA NDIS.

For further information on how the NDIS and WA NDIS will be implemented please visit the WA NDIS Website.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been introduced to provide long term, high quality support to people who have a permanent disability that significantly affects their communication, mobility, self-care or self-management. The NDIS works with people to identify supports that they need to live their life. Supports that help achieve goals in many aspects of their life, including independence, involvement in the community, education, employment, health and wellbeing.

The NDIS also has a focus on intensive early childhood intervention, particularly for children where there is sound evidence that it will substantially improve functional outcomes, learning and development.

The NDIS also provides a comprehensive information referral service, to assist people with a disability who need to access mainstream, disability and community supports.

More information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme can be found on the NDIS website.