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In this part of the website you can find tools and ideas to help you understand the National Disability 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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Understanding the NDIS Workshop Video Series & Resources

18 July 2019

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The "Understanding the NDIS" workshop was run multiple times throughout Victoria in 2018-19 for people with disability, families and carers.  However, we wanted to help those who could not attend the workshop in person and therefore missed out on the information at the time.  So we filmed the workshop, and it has been divided into 9 videos which have been placed on our YouTube channel.

The workshop explains things in plain, easy to understand language, and helps to increase your understanding of the NDIS and will build your confidence in dealing with the NDIA.

All videos have Auslan interpreting, captioning and audio description. A transcript for each video is also available.

The workshop handbook and fact sheets are available in PDF and Word and are written by people with disability, and are in plain language.

Website - IDEAS

18 June 2019

Monitor with outline of Australia, and a person holding a lifesaver.IDEAS stands for Information on Disability, Education and Awareness Services.

They work to support all people with disability, their families, carers and other supporters to self-advocate and to make informed decisions.



Your rights when you buy something

20 May 2019

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When you pay for a product or service yourself, as an NDIS participant, or through your state or territory's disability support system - you have consumer rights.

These resources from Australia's consumer protection agencies are designed to help you understand and use your rights.

  • Your consumer rights
  • Resources for consumers with disability
  • Where to go for help
  • More information

GP Resources

8 April 2019

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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

NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training

3 April 2019

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Getting the Right Support at the Right Time from the Right People.  The NDIS Pre-planning Toolkit is for people with disability entering Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training is designed to be used before you start a tertiary course at university or with a vocational education and training provider.

Your disability may mean you require extra support to complete your chosen course to ensure your participation is on the same basis as other students. These booklets will help you identify what supports you may need, who is responsible for providing them and how you can access them.

Mental Health and the NDIS

31 March 2019

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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

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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

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


Participant booklets

29 October 2018

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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. 

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