To become an NDIS participant a person must:
have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities
Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS
Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa
Live in Australia where the NDIS is available
To find out more about information about joining the NDIS visit www.ndis.gov.au or call 1800 800 110.
People with disability have the same right as other Australians to determine their best interests and to have choice and control over their lives. The NDIS recognises that everyone’s needs and goals are different. The NDIS provides people with individualised support and the flexibility to manage their supports to help them achieve their goals and enjoy an ordinary life.
The NDIS replaces a disability system that was unfair and inefficient with a new, national system that is world-leading, equitable and sustainable. This provides certainty and consistency for people with disability, their families and carers.
Australians will now have peace of mind that if their child or loved one is born with or acquires a significant disability that is likely to be with them for life they will get the support they need, when they need it.