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About the NDIS

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The NDIS is a new way of providing people with disability across Australia with support to meet their disability needs and link with their community.

The scheme supports people with a permanent and significant disability to take part in everyday activities. This includes people whose disability is an intellectual, sensory or physical impairment, or a psychiatric condition.

Under the NDIS, people who meet the eligibility criteria (called participants) will be able to access supports that are related to their disability, useful, good value and fair (reasonable and necessary supports) in order to live in the community and work towards their goals and aspirations. Disability supports will be provided over a person's life time.

Participants will have choice and control over their disability supports, including being able to choose who provides supports and how they are delivered and managed.

The NDIS in Queensland

Across Australia, the NDIS is being rolled out progressively. The NDIS transition in Queensland will take place from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019. Once the implementation is completed in 2019, the NDIS will be solely administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The Queensland Government is working in close partnership with the Commonwealth Government and the NDIA on the transition to the NDIS in Queensland.

Existing Queensland disability services and support arrangements will continue to be available until the NDIS is rolled out in each area.

When the NDIS is introduced in each location, eligible participants will move to the NDIS to receive their supports.

A range of NDIS-readiness initiatives are available to help people with disability, their families, carers and communities, and businesses and service providers prepare for the NDIS.

Information, linkages and capacity building (ILC)

ILC is a key part of the NDIS and includes activities that build the capacity of people with disability to participate in the community, as well as activities that build the capacity of communities to become more inclusive of people with disability.

The focus of ILC is to make sure people with disability are connected into their communities, and NDIS ILC services will be available to all Queenslanders, not just those that who are eligible for the NDIS.  Find out more about NDIS ILC activities.

More information

For TTY users, phone 133 677 and a customer service adviser will help you. For people who need help with English call TIS 131 450. 

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Last updated:
13 December 2017
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