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Northern Territory disability services

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If you are a person living with disability or caring for someone with disability in the Northern Territory, you may have noticed some changes in the way that disability services are delivered. Services that were delivered through the Northern Territory disability services state government agencies are now delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

NDIS is a Commonwealth Government system to support Australians under 65 who have permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). Services for people aged 65 years and over are delivered through My Aged Care.

To find out how to access the NDIS, go to Accessing the NDIS, or visit your nearest NDIS office. You can read about how the NDIS works by reading our Introduction to disability services and the NDIS.

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Last reviewed: July 2019

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