If you are a person living with disability or caring for someone with disability in Victoria, you may have noticed some changes in the way that disability services are delivered.
These changes have not begun everywhere in Victoria. In future, however, all disability services will be delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In Victoria, the NDIS is being introduced by region. In some areas of the state, the scheme is already available; in other areas, it has yet to begin.
To find out if the NDIS is available yet where you live, go either to the NDIS in metropolitan Melbourne map or the NDIS in regional Victoria map. You can find out more about how to join the NDIS by reading about the NDIS in Victoria.
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 over the age of 65 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 find out more about how the scheme works by reading An introduction to disability services and the NDIS.
Sources of help for the NDIS
Last reviewed: July 2018