The NDIS is Australia's first national Scheme for people with disability. It provides funding directly to individuals.
The NDIS provides funding to eligible people with disability to gain more time with family and friends, greater independence, access to new skills, jobs, or volunteering in their community, and an improved quality of life.
The NDIS also connects anyone with disability to services in their community.
This includes connections to doctors, community groups, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as providing information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.
The NDIS now supports over 500,000 Australians with disability to access the services and supports they need.
This includes supporting approximately 80,000 children with developmental delay, ensuring they receive supports early so that they achieve the best outcomes throughout their lives.
For more information you can view the Participant Service Charter.
The NDIS works with suitably experienced and qualified partner organisations to deliver local area coordination and the early childhood approach to Australians with disability, including children with developmental delay. They are the face of the NDIS in the community.
If you are between the ages of seven and 64 years of age, call the local area coordinator partner in your local government area. They will be your main contact point for the NDIS.
If you have a child younger than 7 with developmental delay or disability, call the early childhood partner in your local government area.