Ways to manage your funding

There are three options to manage your NDIS funding - self-managed, plan-managed and NDIA-managed.

You can also choose a combination of the three options. For example you may choose to self-manage one part of your plan to start with and have the rest managed by the NDIA.

Your early childhood partner, LAC or NDIA planner will ask you how you would like to manage your NDIS funding during your planning meeting. They will help you choose the best way to manage your funds for your needs and circumstances.

No matter how your funds are managed, you still have choice and control to ensure your services are working for you and fit in your budget. Even if your funding is managed by the NDIA or a Plan Manager, you should regularly check the myplace portal and your funding to make sure your budgets are on track.

Find more resources about managing your funding in accessible formats on the booklets and factsheets page.


The NDIA provides you with funding so you can access the supports that will best help you pursue your goals. Find out more about self-management

Plan-managed funding

The NDIA will provide funding in your plan to pay for a Plan Manager who pays your providers for you, helps you keep track of funds and takes care of financial reporting for you. Find out more about Plan-managed funding.

NDIA-managed funding

The NDIA pays your providers on your behalf. Find out more about NDIA-managed funding.

This page current as of
17 April 2024
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