The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability.
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing. NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their individual goals. NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.