What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new Australia-wide method of providing support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

It is known that everyone has their own particular requirements in order to achieve a greater degree of independence and quality of life.  Therefore, participants of the NDIS will be assisted to develop individualised NDIS support plans that are based on their needs, preferences and aspirations.

NDIS plans are flexible, responsive and have a whole-of-life approach to the support.

Therefore, the aim of the NDIS is to support people with disability by giving participatants choice and control over their social and economic participation and their types of support and their life goals.

Note: NDIS provides disability support. Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the disability support pension and carers allowance.

For further information on the NDIS, please refer to our NDIS  Menu items.



The NDIS is delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The NDIA is responsible for:

  • Deciding whether a person can become a participant in the NDIS
  • Approving, suspending and reviewing participant NDIS plans
  • Registering organisations to become NDIS providers
  • Developing and enhancing the disability sector
  • Building community awareness of disabilities


Want our assistance?

If you wish to receive additional information about Community Options and the NDIS or to find out how Community Options can help you, please contact us and one of our friendly team members will be happy to assist.

Phone us on:  (02) 6295 8800