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In this part of the website you can find tools and ideas to help you understand the National Disabilty Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

You can find what you are looking for by date, or by type of information. You can also use the search box on this page.

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GP Resources

8 April 2019

The NSW Council for Intellectual Disability have released an NDIS resource for Doctors to use for their patients.  This resource includes information on: 

  • 0-6 Early Childhood Intervention
  • Access Request Forms and the NDIS
  • Guidelines and forms for reviews, appeals and changes
  • Psychosocial 
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Non-English Speaking Background

Mental Health and the NDIS

31 March 2019

Mental health and the NDIS is co-designed with people living with mental health conditions including psychosocial disability.

Many of the people involved in have lived experience of the NDIS, and have used their experience to help you better understand the NDIS and the  opportunities for people living with psychosocial disability. will help you understand what the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is and how it can support people living with a mental health condition. If you live with a mental health condition, you may be able to get NDIS funded support if your mental health condition causes you to experience very high levels of ‘psychosocial disability’. Before understanding the NDIS it is important to understand what psychosocial disability is.


NDIS access requirements

3 March 2019

Are you eligible for the NDIS?  Watch this video to learn more about eligibility for the NDIS.

The NDIS Access Checklist will to help you work out if you may be able access the NDIS. 


New Self-Management Guide

30 October 2018

The NDIA has released a Self-Management Guide to assist participants looking to manage their own NDIS plan.


Participant booklets

29 October 2018

Three participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey. The booklets are a practical tool to help people with disability, participants, their families, carers and the wider community to learn more about the NDIS, prepare for a planning meeting and to implement their plan.

Who to get help from for an NDIS Appeal

20 July 2017

A monitor with a person holding out a spanner, and an NDIS plan.An NDIS Appeal is the second step you can take if you are unhappy with a decision the NDIS has made, and have already tried step 1. Step 1 is to seek an 'internal review of a reviewable decision' from the NDIA.

If that didn't work, you can do an NDIS Appeal. 'NDIS Appeals' used to be called 'External Merit Reviews'. Here's a list of disability advocacy organisations from across Australia that can help you with an NDIS Appeal. 

Videos - key NDIS concepts in Auslan

10 April 2017

A monitor with 'ndis', the symbol for sign language, and a video play button.A handful of the most common and important NDIS terms have now been translated into Auslan. This will make life easier when spelling out long terms like "information, linkages and capacity building (ILC)", which can now be described in a fast, elegant and logical new Auslan sign.

Other new translations are for these common NDIS terms; 'ordinary life', 'choice and control', 'reasonable and necessary', 'permanent and significant disability', 'informal supports', 'Early Intervention' and 'Local Area Coordinator'.

NDIS review and appeals flow chart

19 April 2016

A monitor displaying a flowchart.If you are unhappy with your NDIS Plan, or a decision by the NDIS, this flow chart by Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) will help you understand what you can do. It is presented using a simplified step by step process, and has links to other resources if you'd like more details. Some of the information is specifically for Victorians, but most of the information will be helpful for people from all over Australia. 


Categories: National Victoria

Webpage - NDIS in Queensland

23 March 2016

A monitor with Queensland, with N D I S in it.This page from the NDIS website gives you detailed information about how the NDIS will roll out across Queensland. There is a video (with captions), regional and metropolitan maps, and information packs for people with disabilities and for service providers. 


Fact sheet - NDIS for Aboriginal people with disability in NSW (1 of 5)

2 March 2016

A monitor with a fact sheet, and New South Wales with NDIS in it.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has produced a series of 5 fact sheets for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities from NSW.

This is fact sheet 1: NDIS for Aboriginal people with disability in NSW


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