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Tasmania disability services

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

The NDIS is a Commonwealth Government scheme 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 aged 65 years and over are delivered through My Aged Care.

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

Sources of help for the NDIS

You can also visit the National Disability Gateway if you need help to find and access disability services across Australia.

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Last reviewed: June 2021

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