Participant First: Help shape the NDIS

We’re seeking nominations from participants, families and carers to help improve our policies, services, templates and more. 

It’s all part of our Participant First Engagement Initiative, which sees us listening to participants about the best ways to improve our approach.

Please complete this information form (DOCX 38KB) to register your interest.

We are looking for a mix of participants, families and carers that:

  • can work collaboratively
  • reflect the range of people in the Australian disability community
  • have an ability to represent people with varied disabilities
  • have different levels of experience with the NDIS.

The information form allows you to choose between three levels of commitment. The first involves online and email feedback. The second involves one-on-one or small group discussions. The third sees you working directly with project teams to design a product or policy.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone taking part in the Participant First Engagement Initiative has the opportunity to participate fully. The information form will prompt you to outline your specific needs (eg. wheelchair access, support worker, interpreter, etc).

We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people from rural and remote locations and members of the LGBTIQA+ community to sign up.

Your involvement in Participant First will be kept entirely separate from your role as a participant. Your feedback will not be included in your official NDIS participant record.

We are always striving to deliver a better experience for our participants. We understand that the best way to do this is to listen to people with lived experience of disability and first-hand experience of the NDIS. That’s what Participant First is all about.