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The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) will change disability services and the way they are purchased, giving more choice to the person with a disability. It aims to help people with a disability live and enjoy their life now and as their life changes.  

The new scheme is rolling out in stages and is already operating in other regions in Victoria. The planned rollout for the southern region is as follows:

  • April 2018: Bayside, Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip & Stonnington
  • September 2018: Casey, Cardinia & Greater Dandenong

To access the NDIS, you need to have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities, and be aged less than 65.

Even if you are not eligible, the NDIS will connect people with a disability, their families and carers to disability and mainstream supports in their community.

The NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) will deliver the NDIS. They are working hard to partner with the different levels of government as well as community organisations to deliver the new scheme in your local area.

More information
The NDIS website is the best place for current NDIS information.

To learn more, here are some useful resources from the NDIS website:

It is also best to sign up for the regular newsletters for the following: 

One of the best ways to educate yourself about the upcoming NDIS is to attend a workshop or event. Visit the NDIS Events in Victoria page.

Your local council and disability services will also be running NDIS events.
These workshops will be promoted on the Respite South website, on the News, activities and events page.

For all NDIS enquiries, you can call NDIS on 1800 800 110.