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What is NDIS?

Information about the national disability insurance scheme.

NDIS is the acronym given to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The scheme has now been rolled out nationally, with the exception of Western Australia.

The scheme aims to provide long term support for people who have a permanent disability that significantly affects their communication, mobility, self-care or self-management. There is a strong focus on early intervention, particularly for people where there is evidence that it will improve their current functioning, or prevent or minimise deterioration of their functioning in the future.

The NDIS includes an information and referral service, to assist people with a disability who need access to disability and community supports.

More information


National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (Cth)

See National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (Cth)(opens in a new window).


VLA Fact sheets about the National Disability Insurance scheme

Fiona Brice, Professional Support Lawyer for Civil Justice has drafted some fact sheets that summarise the scheme.

See References(opens in a new window).

National Disability Insurance Scheme

This Commonwealth government site has information about the scheme including anticipated roll out dates.

See National Disability Insurance Scheme(opens in a new window).