The National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a landmark social change that provides greater choice and access to support across Australia. Possability is proud to be a registered service provider in the NDIS.
The NDIS is an insurance scheme, jointly funded by the Australian and State Governments, to ensure that people with disability have the support they need to be part of the social and economic life of the community in which they live.
The trial stage of the NDIS was launched on July 1, 2013, and the roll out commenced from July 2016. Once the NDIS is fully rolled out across Australia, approximately 460 000 Australians with disability will benefit from the scheme.
The NDIS places participants at the centre of decision-making. They have:
- more choice and control over how, when and where supports are provided
- a plan that will help them grow and reach their potential
- and greater certainty that they will receive the support needed over their lifetime.
The new system provides funding directly to eligible participants tailored to their individual needs. Read more about your choice, control and advocacy here.
If you are a person with disability and wish to participate in the NDIS, you must first be assessed against the access requirements. You can check using the My access checker .
For further information call the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110 or visit the NDIS website.
NDIS roll out – Tasmania
From July 1 2018, people in a number of new areas and age groups across Australia will be able to access the NDIS. In Tasmania people aged 0–3 years, and adults aged 35–49 years are now eligible. Adults aged 50–64 years will enter the scheme from 1 January 2019.
For further details about the scheme see the Tasmania page on the NDIS website.
NDIS roll out – Victoria
The NDIS is being introduced by region across Victoria. See the Victoria page on the NDIS website for more information about your region.
Possability as a Registered Provider
We are a registered provider of services under the NDIS and can support you to develop an individually tailored plan to help you achieve your goals. We also offer coordination of supports for people with complex support plans.
If you are eligible and would like to discuss your service needs or if you are unsure and need some advice contact Possability and ask to speak to a Service Planner on 1300 067 842.
John’s NDIS Story
John is a parent to three children, two with intellectual disabilities, Bridget and Riley. Bridget accesses supported accommodation with Possability through the NDIS. See how the NDIS has affected John and his family in the video below. Read more about John, Bridget and other people in the Possability community at our Client Stories and Staff Stories pages.