The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The NDIA makes decisions about whether someone is eligible to become an NDIS participant and, if so, how much funding they will receive. This is based on legislation called the NDIS Act 2013 which sets out what supports and services are considered reasonable and necessary for the NDIS to fund.
Early childhood partners
The early childhood approach helps children younger than 7 who have a developmental delay or disability. Early childhood partners deliver the early childhood approach.
Early childhood partners employ early childhood educators and allied health professionals who help children and their families access supports and services that are tailored to the child’s individual needs and circumstances.
Early childhood partners also help with connection to other appropriate supports such as community health services, playgroups and educational settings.
Local area coordination (LAC) partners
Local area coordination (LAC) partners support the NDIS to deliver social and economic outcomes for people with disability.
For most people aged seven years and older, a LAC will be their main point of contact for the NDIS.
LACs work with all people with disability (not just NDIS participants).
- help all people with disability to connect with supports, activities in their community and other government services to meet their needs.
- share information about the NDIS and help people access the NDIS if needed.
- work with NDIS participants to develop and use their NDIS plan.
- work in local communities to help them become more accessible and inclusive for all people with disability.
The NDIA is now planning for, and considering options for, the future delivery of Partners in the Community services ahead of a proposed sourcing activity in early 2022.
Market engagement activities took place in October and November 2021 to inform the market and seek feedback about proposed improvements to the Partner in the Community (PITC) Program.
Learn more about PITC market engagement.