Local Area Coordinators (LACs) are local organisations that help deliver the NDIS in the community.
This includes assisting NDIS participants to create, implement and review their support plans.
Pre-access, LACs can provide patients with general information about the NDIS, so they can make an informed choice about whether or not to apply for NDIS funding and supports.
LACs can then guide the patient through the process of making an access request. LACs can also help identify whether the supports the patient requires are best provided by the NDIS or other mainstream providers.
For children under 7 with a developmental delay or disability, refer the family to an Early Childhood Partner instead.
These local organisations co-ordinate short-term support for children under 7. If the child requires long-term support, the Early Childhood Partner will assist the family to make an NDIS access request.
Refer all children under 7 years of age to an Early Childhood Partner in the first instance.
To direct a patient to a LAC or Early Childhood Partner in your local area, please refer to the partner map for your state: