eNewsletters

Read the latest and past NDIS eNewletters, Participant First and provider eNewsletters, and subscribe to receive them by email.

NDIS eNewsletters

Sent fortnightly, the NDIS eNewsletter is a general email, that brings you the latest NDIS news, events and participant stories.

Anyone can sign up to this mailing list and keep up to date. 

2024

  • 11 July:  Annual pricing review, updated pricing arrangements and price limits
  • 28 June: Celebrating rural and remote disability workers and participant spotlight
  • 13 June:  Asking for a plan reassessment, Working together to improve the NDIS 
  • 30 May:  New fraud tip-off form, Plan managers and support coordinators obligations
  • 16 May:  NDIS Community Catch Ups, Latest Quarterly Report released 
  • 2 May 2024: Release of NDIS CALD Strategy and Action Plan 2024-2028
  • 4 April 2024: Proposed NDIS legislation introduced to parliament 
  • 21 March 2024: The Participant Employment Strategy 2024-2026
  • 8 March 2024: International Women's Day 2024
  • 1 March 2024: Celebrating Mardi Gras
  • 19 February 2024: Latest Quarterly Report released
  • 25 January 2024: 2023-24 Annual pricing review

2023

  • 21 December 2023: We're making the NDIS better
  • 7 December 2023: NDIS Review
  • 23 November 2023: Latest Quarterly Report released and learn about our participant portal
  • 9 November 2023:  Learn more about the new NDIS journey for applicants and participants
  • 26 October 2023: New computer system to expand nationally
  • 12 October 2023: Dedicated website to learn about improved ways of delivering the NDIS, wellbeing and annual participant surveys
  • 14 September 2023:  NDIA Corporate Plan 2023-2027 and Services Australia Mobile Service Centre
  • 31 August 2023: Latest Quarterly Report released, Reform for Outcomes update
  • 17 August 2023: Participant Employment Strategy 2019-2022 – action plan update
  • 3 August 2023: NDIA vacancy: Deputy CEO First Nations, NDIA at the Victorian Careers & Employment Expo
  • 20 July 2023: New podcast episode, mentoring program for leaders with disability, job readiness webinars
  • 6 July 2023:  NAIDOC Week, First Nations Advisory Council, COVID-19 grant for NDIS disability workers
  • 22 June 2023: Celebrating 10 years, Annual Pricing Review, SDA Review
  • 8 June 2023: Changing the age of children supported under the early childhood approach, from younger than 7 to 9
  • 25 May 2023: Changing to Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits, latest Quarterly Report
  • 11 May 2023: New policy: Supported Decision Making, join Participant First, home and living innovation ideas
  • 20 April 2023: New policy: Participant Safeguarding, NDIA opportunities: SES Band 1 and 2 levels, Minister for the NDIS National Press Club address
  • 6 April 2023: New podcast episode, job readiness webinars, World Autism Awareness Day 2023

Participant First eNewsletter

The 'Participant First Engagement Initiative' email is sent every fortnight.  We share feedback opportunities for you to have your voice heard.

Your feedback will help us design and deliver better services for NDIS participants and their families. Anyone can sign up to this mailing list.

2024

  • 15 April:  Proposed NDIS legislation introduced to Parliament; Participant First Engagement Initiative quarterly update
  • 1 April:  Important announcement – Proposed NDIS legislation introduced to Parliament; Summaries of recent engagement opportunities Participant First Members have been engagement in 
  • 18 March:  How accessible are our NDIS Offices? – Focus Group; Volunteers required to participate in testing for connecting my NDIS app to myGov; Help shape the NDIS website – Card Sort activity
  • 4 March: Is your NDIS Plan in our new computer system (PACE)? 2023-24 Annual pricing review: Public consultations; New enquiries, feedback and complaints policy 
  • 19 February: Identity proofing and authentication – Interviews and Focus group
  • 5 February:  Have your say on the 2023-24 Annual pricing review; Guides for understanding Support: Supporting Young People (15-24) transition into adulthood; Improving the NDIS plan and plan approval letter.
  • 22 January:  Online budgeting tool – interviews opportunity; Participant Reference Group meetings starting in February; Independent Advisory Council 2022-23 Annual Report
  • 8 January:  Our guideline. Informal supports focus group; NDIS Review

2023

  • 18 December:  Pricing transparency for participants and providers; feed back on Quarterly Report to Disability Ministers: Participant Survey
  • 4 December: Guides for Understanding Support – Supporting young people opportunity; Join our Talent List opportunity; Feedback from my NDIS App and Portal Testing, Supported decision making interviews and Participant Reference Group
  • 20 November:  Celebrating the 150th edition of the Participant First Engagement Initiative newsletter; NDIS Quarterly Report to Disability Ministers survey; Guide dog provider service standards; Plan implementation directory
  • 6 November:  NDIS Quarterly Report to Disability Minister – survey; Outcomes of engagement: Participant Reference Group; Updated continence provider list extended; National expansion of our new way of working
  • 23 October:  Participant First Engagement Initiative – Quarterly survey; Outcomes of engagement - Pricing arrangements and price limits explainer
  • 9 October:  New website to learn about our new ways of delivering the NDIS, Surveys Participant First Engagement Initiative - Quarterly survey - Disability wellbeing index survey
  • 25 September:  Two external opportunities: Disability employment focus group and Disability employment catalyst co-design panel
  • 11 September:  Opportunity: Dog guides – focus group
  • 28 August:  Tips for creating a safe online meeting space. Outcomes of engagement – Participant, Provider Relationships
  • 14 August:  Opportunity – GUS for children who are blind or have low vision
  • 31 July:  Three opportunities: NDIA Research – Discussion boards, reminder quarterly survey – Participant First Engagement Initiative, Reminder Guide for understanding supports survey.
  • 17 July:  Four opportunities: Participant, provider relationships: Expanding provider information visibility – focus group, Quarterly survey – Participant First Engagement Initiative, Continence Provider List participant survey 2023, Guide for understanding supports survey.
  • 3 July:  Agency Strategy development - focus groups; Outcomes of engagement: Supporter consent form review focus group and Update on Assistance animal assessment template review focus group
  • 19 June:  Accessing an early childhood education and care service - Document review focus group; Outcomes of Engagement - Would We Fund It Home Automation and LGBTIAQ+ focus group
  •  8 May:   New Fraud Fusion Taskforce – Focus Group, Would We Fund It guide review (Services when you are in hospital) – Focus Group, Assistance Animal Assessment Template review – Focus Group
  • 22 May: Supports in Employment Interviews or Focus Group, Join the NDIS PACE Participant Working Group, Home and Living innovation ideas welcome.
  •  5 June: Participant Employment Strategy Refresh – Focus Group and tips for taking part in feedback opportunities.
  • 24 April: Home Automation – Would We Fund It Guide review Focus Group
  • 10 April: Would We Fund It Guide – Buying Supports From Your Plan – Focus Group
  • 27 March:   Annual Pricing Review 2022-23 Consultation plus Outcome of CALD – Co-design focus groups and Guides for Understanding Supports: Assistive Technology for children younger than 9

Due to a technical issue, newsletters from 30 January to 13 March are currently unavailable.

Provider eNewsletter

Sent monthly, the Provider eNewsletter brings you helpful news, events and stories for NDIS providers and the sector.

Anyone can sign up to this mailing list  and keep up to date. 

2024

  • July: Provider newsletter: Annual pricing review and more
  • June: Provider newsletter: Working together to improve the NDIS and more 
  • May: Provider newsletter: Proposed NDIS legislation, Processing timeframes, PACE updates, news and events
  • April:  Provider newsletter: Processing delays, Proposed NDIS legislation introduced to Parliament, PACE updates, news and events
  • March: Provider newsletter: Annual Pricing Review, Pricing and PACE updates, news and events 

2023

  • December:  Provider newsletter: Festive season payment dates and open hours, Home and living demonstration, New pricing arrangements and more.
  • October: Provider newsletter: Important information about the PACE rollout.
  • September:  Provider newsletter: Release of our dedicated website to learn about PACE, Corporate Plan, SDA Demand Report, Inclusion in early childhood education events and more.
  • August: Provider newsletter: Welcome to the August provider newsletter. This month’s newsletter covers the latest Quarterly report released, the new online learning environment for providers and more.
  • July:  Provider newsletter: Be part of our Agency Strategy – survey coming late August, We’ve updated the self-management guide and Our Guideline - Creating your plan and more
  • June: Provider newsletter: The NDIS celebrates, SDA and APR outcomes, CPL Survey Testing PACE in Tas, Updates to Your Privacy and Information guidelines, Events and more
  • May: Provider newsletter: Latest pricing updates, New policy, Home and living, Early childhood changes, Quarterly Report, Critical Services, Events and more.
  • April: Minister Shorten’s National Press Club address, New pricing arrangements for NDIS funded group-based supports, Events, News in brief, Hints and tips, COVID-19 update and more
  • March: Provider newsletter: Grants, Annual Pricing Review, Workforce Capability Framework, Continence Provider List, COVID-19 updates, events and more
  • February: Latest Quarterly Report, Carer Gateway, new 'Would we fund it' guide, AT and HM codes, events and more

Provider Newsflash

Provider newsflash emails contain important and timely information for NDIS providers and the sector.

Anyone can sign up to this mailing list and keep up to date.

2024

2023

  • 13 December 2023:  Final submission period for the Disability Worker COVID-19 Leave Grant to open 
  • 12 December 2023:  Tropical Cyclone Jasper is currently impacting the North Queensland coast
  • 11 December 2023:  Department of Social Services Employment Grant Opportunities announced
  • 28 November 2023:  Improved pricing arrangements for some travel costs
  • 21 November 2023:  PACE: Sharing new information and resources to understand the new my NDIS provider portal
  • 4 October 2023: Second submission for Disability Worker COVID-19 Leave Grant now open
  • 21 August 2023:  PACE: Learn to use the new my NDIS provider portal
  • 17 August 2023:  Disability Worker COVID-19 Leave Grant now open 
  • 21 June 2023: 2022-2023 Annual pricing review and pricing changes
  • 3 March 2023: Updated COVID Addendum 2022-23
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17 July 2024