The NDIS is now available in NSW. Find out how to apply.
NSW statistics as at 30 September 2019
- 108,261 people in New South Wales benefiting from the NDIS
- 6,716 initial plans approved
- 42,151 people receiving services for the first time.
Early Childhood Early Intervention
The ECEI approach is available to all children aged 0-6 years with a developmental delay or disability across NSW.
An ECEI Coordinator working for one of our partners will be your main contact for the NDIS and can help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child.
In NSW, the partners delivering ECEI services are:
- Lifestart in the Central Coast, Illawarra Shoalhaven, South Eastern Sydney, Sydney, and Nepean Blue Mountains Service Areas.
- Northcott in the Hunter New England, Mid North Coast, Northern NSW, and Western Sydney Service Areas.
- Mission Australia in the Far West and Western NSW Service Areas.
- EACH in the South Western Sydney, and Southern NSW Service Areas.
- Intereach in the Murrumbidgee Service Area.
- Cerebral Palsy Alliance in the Northern Sydney Service Area.
If you think your child needs supports from the NDIS you can contact your local partner. Find your nearest partner office.
These partners began providing ECEI services in NSW on 1 July 2018 and are working closely with the transition providers.
If you are interested in working with one of our partners to deliver ECEI services, visit the below recruitment pages:
- Lifestart Employment Opportunities
- Northcott Careers
- Mission Australia Careers
- Intereach Careers
- Cerebral Palsy Alliance Careers
Local Area Coordination in NSW
For most people aged seven and above, an LAC working for one of our partners will be your main contact point for the NDIS.
In NSW the partners delivering LAC services are:
- Uniting - covering Nepean Blue Mountains, Northern Sydney, Western Sydney, Southern NSW, Illawarra Shoalhaven
- St Vincent de Paul Society NSW - covering South Western Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter New England, Sydney and South Eastern Sydney
- Social Futures - covering Far West, Murrumbidgee, Mid North Coast, Northern NSW and Western NSW
To find your nearest partner office go to the contact us page.
If you are interested in working with an LAC in NSW, visit our partner's websites:
Areas where partners do not deliver ECEI or LAC services
Some areas of NSW do not have partners. If you live in one of these areas, someone from the NDIA will work with you to connect you to the NDIS or to supports in your community.
Ability Links NSW
Ability Links NSW (ALNSW) supports people with disability, their families and carers to connect with their local community and to fulfil their goals. ALNSW is delivered by 295 Linkers across NSW, including 74 Aboriginal-identified Linkers.
ALNSW focus on providing support for people who are not NDIS participants (including family members and carers of NDIS participants) and people who have not yet transitioned into the Scheme. ALNSW supports people to connect with their community or with other supports like government services and disability organisations. NDIS LACs will generally support participants to access these community supports. ALNSW might also work with a participant to make sure they’re getting the most out of their other informal supports like friends, family and their community, which can be achieved outside of their NDIS Plan.
If a person does not meet the access requirements to become a NDIS participant, the NDIA or LAC may suggest that this person access a Linker through ALNSW in order to connect with informal community and mainstream supports. Referrals to ALNSW will follow the referral process currently in place by each ALNSW Provider locally.
For more information on how to contact your local Linker directly, visit Ability Links NSW
Government Agreement for Full Scheme Transition
The Commonwealth and New South Wales Governments signed a Bilateral Agreement for Full Scheme Transition to the NDIS in NSW on 25 May 2018.
The agreement reflects both Governments’ shared responsibility for the NDIS and secures arrangements for both Governments to make ongoing funding and operational contributions to the Scheme.
The agreement took effect from 1 July 2018.