How to apply for the NDIS

How to apply for the NDIS

You will only be able to access the NDIS if you meet all of the eligibility criteria, if the Scheme is available in your area and has been rolled out for your age group.

If you are already receiving support from other disability support services, the NDIA will contact you to organise a transition when the NDIS becomes available in your area.

If you are not receiving any disability supports and would like NDIS support, you will need to contact the NDIA and request an Access Request Form. Call NDIS on 1800 800 110 to request an Access Request Form.

Within the form you will be asked to confirm who you are and need to answer a number of  questions to see if you meet the NDIS access requirements. You may also be asked for some additional information about your disability.

Once all the sections of your Access Request Form have been completed it must be submitted to the NDIA for consideration.

If your application has been approved you will need to wait until you are contacted by the NDIA or a Local Area Coordinator to arrange a planning meeting. 

It is important to note that for some applicants, there can be a wait for your application to be processed or between being accepted as an NDIS participant and having your planning meeting.

While you wait you may be able to access privately funded supports or get a referral from your GP to access specific services.

If you are waiting to be contacted about your first planning meeting and you have already been provided access to the NDIS, you can call 1800 800 110 to talk to someone about your situation.