The NDIS provides funding to eligible people based on their individual needs.
What types of supports are funded?
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
- daily personal activities
- transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
- workplace help to allow a participant to successfully get or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
- therapeutic supports including behaviour support
- help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
- help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
- home modification design and construction
- mobility equipment, and
- vehicle modifications.
There are some kinds of supports that will not be funded or provided by the NDIS
The NDIS Act and the rules made under the NDIS Act also tell us which supports will not be funded by the NDIS.
The NDIS cannot fund a support that is:
- the responsibility of another government system or community service
- not related to a person’s disability
- relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant's support needs, or
- is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others.
Our Guidelines: how we make decisions
Updated information about what we consider when we make decisions under the NDIS is available in Our Guidelines .
The guidelines are based on the NDIS Legislation and Rules. They explain what we need to consider and how we make decisions based on the legislation.
The updated guidelines make the NDIS more transparent, clearer and easier to understand. You can read more about this in the Participant Service Charter.