NDIS   The National Disability Insurance Scheme

The NDIS is an Australia-wide reform to better support people with disability, their families and their carers.

It will fund long-term high-quality care and support for people with significant disabilities, better link the community and people with disabilities, provide information to people, help break down stereotypes, and ensure quality assurance and best practice among service providers.

The NDIS will give people with disability choice and control over the supports they receive. It will help people with disability receive support to live life their way, achieve their goals and participate in the community.

The introduction of the NDIS will significantly increase supports available for people with disability.  When the NDIS is fully operational, an estimated 140,000 people with disability in New South Wales will be able to access supports.

When is the NDIS being rolled out in NSW?

New South Wales was the first Australian state to sign up to the NDIS and is currently preparing for the full rollout of the scheme, which will be completed by 30 June 2018.

It is being rolled out in two stages, and prior to July 2017, was available to people living in the following districts:

Following 1 July 2017, people living in the following districts are now able to access the NDIS:

Where can I find the latest updates and more information?

  • NSW NDIS website – for information and resources on the rollout of the NDIS in NSW.
  • Commonwealth NDIS website – visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme website to find out more about the NDIS.
  • Every Australian Counts is a nationwide people’s campaign promoting the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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