Mobility Allowance and the NDIS

What is Mobility Allowance?

Mobility Allowance provides financial assistance for people with disability, illness or injury aged 16 years or over who cannot use public transport without substantial assistance and need to travel to and from their home for work (including volunteer work), training or job seeking.

There are no providers for Mobility Allowance. The allowance is paid directly to recipients by Centrelink.

For more information on Mobility Allowance visit the Department of Human Services website.

I’m currently receiving Mobility Allowance. Will anything change for me under the NDIS?

If you become a participant in the NDIS we will work with you to complete your NDIS plan as soon as possible.

Your NDIS plan will include any supports that the NDIS will fund, including any reasonable and necessary transport related funded supports.

When your plan is approved we will notify Centrelink and they will contact you about cancelling your Mobility Allowance.

You cannot receive Mobility Allowance once you have a plan with the NDIS. However you will keep your Health Care Card if you have one.

For more information about the reasonable and necessary transport related supports that the NDIS may fund please see Operational Guideline – Planning and Assessment – Supports in the Plan – Interface with Transport

What happens if I don’t become a participant in the Scheme?

If you don’t become a participant in the NDIS you will continue to receive Mobility Allowance from Department of Human Services (Centrelink).

More information

  • Visit
  • Contact us
  • Call 1800 800 110* Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm EST
  • 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: call 131 450

*1800 calls are free from fixed lines; however calls from mobiles may be charged.

Published Date: 

20 August 2014