Almost 120,000 Australians now benefitting from the NDIS

Posted on 16 November 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now benefitting almost 120,000 Australians as the life-changing reform continues to roll out across the country.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)’s most recent NDIS Quarterly Report for the period 1 July to 30 September 2017, shows the number of people receiving support at 30 September 2017 has reached 119,501.

This solid progress includes 112,785 people with an approved NDIS plan and 6,716 children referred through the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach, which is available to children aged six years or under who have a disability or developmental delay.

NDIA Chief Executive Office, Robert De Luca, said the report demonstrated the NDIS was making good progress as it rolls out nationally.

“The NDIS is now delivering support to almost 120,000 Australians and is making steady progress in delivering this significant national reform,” Mr De Luca said.

Read the media release and Quarterly Report for more information.