If you are a person living with disability or caring for someone with disability in New South Wales, you may have noticed some changes in the way that disability services are delivered. Services which were delivered through NSW state government agencies are now delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS is a Commonwealth Government system to support Australians under 65 who have permanent and significant disability. The scheme is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Services for people over the age of 65 are delivered through My Aged Care.
The NDIS was tested in trial locations for a few years before beginning its national rollout in 2016. The scheme has now been rolled out across New South Wales.
To find out how to access the NDIS, go to Accessing the NDIS, or visit your nearest NDIS office. You can learn more about how the NDIS works by reading our Introduction to disability services and the NDIS.
Sources of help for the NDIS
Last reviewed: July 2018