Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.


  • Provides information and referrals, links to services and activities, individualised plans and where necessary, funded supports to people over a lifetime.
  • Helps empower and inform people with disability to be confident consumers.
  • Provides service providers with clarity and transparency so they can grow their business and respond to need.
  • Raises community awareness and encourages greater inclusion and access for people with disability to mainstream services, community activities and other government initiatives.

The NDIS launched in July 2013, after years of discussion about the need for a major reform of disability services in Australia.

Read more about the History of the NDIS.

Find your local NDIA office.

This page current as of
8 September 2020