Supports and services funded by the NDIS

Supports and services delivered for NDIS participants should help people with disability have the same things in life as other people, like somewhere to live, a job, hobbies and the company of families and friends.

Participants choose and pay for supports and services out of an individually allocated budget based on their goals.

Supports and services for participants fall into three categories: core, capital and capacity building.

  • Core: A support that helps a participant complete daily living activities.
  • Capital: A support for an investment, such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, or funding for capital costs (e.g. to pay for Specialist Disability Accommodation).
  • Capacity building: A support that helps a participant build their independence and skills.

More information about the type of supports that the NDIS may fund is available in the price guides.

What services or supports can be delivered under the NDIS?

Participants receive funding in their plans to access ‘reasonable and necessary’ services and supports to help achieve their goals.

These supports fall into 15 categories aligned with their purpose. These are:

  1. Assistance with Daily Life
  2. Transport
  3. Consumables
  4. Assistance with Social & Community Participation
  5. Assistive Technology
  6. Home Modifications
  7. Coordination of Supports
  8. Improved Living Arrangements
  9. Increased Social and Community Participation
  10. Finding and Keeping a Job
  11. Improved Relationships
  12. Improved Health and Wellbeing
  13. Improved Learning
  14. Improved Life Choices
  15. Improved Daily Living​

Each support category is made up of many supports and services which are included in the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue referred to as ‘line items’.

A comprehensive listing of support line items is available in the Support Catalogue which accompanies the Price Guide.

The Support Catalogue also lists support categories and support line items against registration groups. This can help providers determine which support to register for.

Supports not funded by the NDIS

The NDIS Act and the NDIS Rules  state which supports are not funded by the NDIS.

A support will not be funded if it:

  • is not related to the participant’s disability
  • is the same as other supports delivered under different funding through the NDIS
  • relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s support needs
  • is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others
  • can be more appropriately or effectively delivered by another system, such as health or education.
This page current as of
28 November 2019