What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS is a new way of providing support to people with disability. Funding is allocated to the participants directly rather than to service provider organisations like MDNSW. The people with disability have more control and choice over how, when and where their supports are provided.

It focuses on supporting the participants to become more independent and achieving their goals including developing skills for day-to-day living.


What is the NDIA and what does it do?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent government agency which manages the NDIS.

They work directly with the people with disability, their families and carers to complete individual plans and provide funded supports.


 Useful Links

 NDIS  www.ndis.gov.au
 Every Australian Counts  www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au
 My Choice Matters  www.mychoicematters.org.au
 Living Life My Way  www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/about_us/strategies/life_my_way
 Carers NSW  https://www.carersnsw.org.au
 Family & Community Services  www.facs.nsw.gov.au
 Administrative Appeal Tribunal  www.aat.gov.au
 NSW Ombudsman  www.ombo.nsw.gov.au


Please click here to find more about NDIS Information sessions run by NDIS.


Please click the link below to read NDIS stories from our members and their families.

Melanie Tran – My NDIS story so far…

Jo O’Brien – Planning for my son

Emma & Blake Velthuyzen NDIS in action