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Who can access the NDIS?


Who can access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

To access the NDIS, people need to meet the following requirements. 

  • Have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
  • Be aged less than 65 when you first access the NDIS.
  • Be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa. 
  • Live in a trial site location (during the trial). If you are not living in a trial site, find out how the NDIS will roll out in your area. 
Please use the NDIS Access Checklist to see if you might meet the access requirements.

Where can I find more information? 

Website: www.ndis.gov.au

Email: enquiries@ndis.gov.au 

Phone: 1800 800 110. 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. For people with hearing or speech loss. TTY 1800 555 677. Speak and listen 1800 555 727. For people who need help with English TIS 131 450. *1800 calls from fixed lines are free. Calls from mobiles may be charged.

For more information, visit the NDIS website. Interested in learning how CPL can support you and your family? Simply ring 1800 275 753 or email info@cpl.org.au today.