What if I need help?

Help! I’m finding it really hard to take the first step to make an access request.

If you need help to understand the NDIS, access the scheme, or to prepare for and create a first plan, you can contact a Local Area Coordinator (LAC).

If you have a child aged 0-6 who has a developmental delay or disability you can contact a local Early Childhood Partner. Early Childhood Partners provide NDIS early childhood early intervention services and are your pathway to the NDIS.

Use the NDIS online search to find your nearest LAC or Early Childhood Partner.

Using an advocacy service

Advocacy services can assist with NDIS-related issues and information. To find an advocacy organisation who may be able to help visit:

Reviewing a decision

If you disagree with a decision the National Disability Insurance Agency has made about accessing the NDIS or the supports in your plan, you can ask for an internal review of the decision.

Online resources

Online resources can help you better understand the NDIS and get ready to apply. A range of publications and fact sheets are available on the NDIS website including:

More information

Local Area Coordination

Early Childhood Early Intervention