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How do I access the NDIS?

The NDIS is being rolled out across Australia at different times in different areas, but all participants need to meet a set of access requirements. How you access the NDIS will depend on your personal circumstances. 

People currently receiving support through the Commonwealth and Victorian Government will be moving to the NDIS at different times, depending on the type of support they are receiving and where they live. Find out when NDIS is rolling out in your area.

If you currently access services from the Victorian Government, the National Disability insurance Agency (NDIA) will contact you to talk about transitioning to the NDIS.

If you’re not currently receiving support from the Victorian Government, you’ll need to complete the NDIS access checklist, and contact the NDIA to find out if you’re able to access the scheme.

Read more about how the NDIS works.

Finding out more

There are many ways to find out more about accessing and using the NDIS.

  • Go to the NDIS website
  • Call the NDIS on 1800 123 456
  • Go to information sessions. These may be held by:
    • The NDIS
    • Your local council
    • Arts Access Victoria – check our events page for info
    • Disability advocacy and support organisations, such as VALiD