“The NDIS will be made available progressively across Victoria in the coming years”

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the scheme progressively.

In Victoria, the NDIS will be rolled out across the state. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and the type of support they receive.

You may meet the access requirements up to six months prior to the NDIS rolling out in your area. For more information, please visit the official NDIS site and its Access requirements page.

WHAT IS THE NDIS?

“Everyone’s needs, preferences and aspirations are different. The NDIS provides information and referrals, support to access community services and activities, personal plans and support over a lifetime”

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory body. Its role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability as well as their families and carers.

The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian – for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

Its priority is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need. The changes that are required to existing disability support systems are significant.

Arrangements are being made to ensure the scheme can be introduced gradually, ensuring a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers.