Can I access the NDIS?

You can access the NDIS depending on your location, age, residency and disability.

The NDIS is rolling out in stages across Australia, and will be available everywhere by the end of 2019. To find out when the NDIS is coming to your area, visit your state or territory page of our website.

You can apply to enter the NDIS six months prior to the Scheme rolling out in your area.

Find more details about access on the access requirements page of our website.

Participant booklets

Three participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey.

The first booklet in the series includes information about accessing the NDIS, including a useful eligibility checklist.

Booklet 1 – Understanding the NDIS

Booklet 1 covers:

  • Learning about the NDIS
  • Deciding whether to apply for the NDIS
  • Accessing the NDIS

Watch this clip for information on accessing the NDIS:

Download transcript of Accessing the NDIS video (DOCX 18KB)

Downloadable resources: