A provider is the term used to describe an individual or organisation that delivers a support or a product to a participant of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Each participant in the scheme will have an individualised plan which sets out their goals and aspirations, the disability supports (services and products) that will be funded by the NDIS, and other supports the person requires. Providers are engaged by participants to deliver supports in accordance with the participant’s plan. Providers should enter into a written agreement with participants that clearly sets out the supports that they are engaged to provide.
Organisations or individuals can apply to be a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
Applications for registration must be made by submitting the registration smart form available on this website.
New trial sites 1 July 2014
Provider registrations for the ACT, WA and NT trial sites are open.
Providers wishing to register to operate in these sites are advised to review the Provider Registration: Guide to Suitability which details the requirements for registration. Providers then complete and submit an application to NDIA. If any assistance is required please contact the NDIS provider support team on 1800 800 110 or email provider.support[at]ndis.gov[dot]au
National Disability Insurance Scheme participants are able to choose their providers and how they access supports, as outlined in their individualised support plan. It is important that providers register with the National Disability Insurance Agency so that participants can select from local providers. Provider details need to be updated if there are any changes to registration details.
A registered plan management provider is a term used to describe an individual or organisation that undertakes the management of funds of the supports in a participant’s plan.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 states that a funded support must represent “value for money” in that the costs of the support are reasonable, relative to both the benefits achieved and the cost of alternative support”. Prices on the list of possible support options are structured to reflect this requirement.
The National Disability Insurance Agency has a list of registered providers showing contact details and information on which supports they provide.
The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme was launched on 1 July 2013 in four locations across the country, with further sites commencing in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory and Western Australia from 1 July 2014. The first stage will benefit around 26,000 people with a significant and permanent disability.
The National Disability Insurance Agency is working to ensure that all participants are able to access high quality services that will enable them to achieve their goals.
The Practical Design Fund was a grants program that is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to support initiatives and resources that would identify practical ways to prepare people with disability, their families and carers, the disability sector and workforce for the transition to the NDIS.