Can I access the NDIS?

To become an NDIS participant a person must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;
  • Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;
  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and
  • Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.

To find out more about information about joining the NDIS visit or call 1800 800 110.

Can I still receive support if I do not meet the access requirements for the NDIS?

A person does not have to be an NDIS participant to receive support from the NDIS. The NDIS will connect people with disability, their families and carers, including people who are not NDIS participants, to disability and mainstream supports in their community.

What should I do if I am over 65?

If you’re 65 years or over and currently receive NSW Government disability supports, you will not be disadvantaged. You will continue to receive supports that achieve similar outcomes to those you are currently receiving.

You can find out more by visiting the Department of Health website.

Children under seven years of age

Children aged 0 to 6 who have a disability may be eligible to receive support from the NDIS through the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.

The NDIS has engaged Early Childhood Partners around Australia to deliver early childhood intervention for children aged 0-6 years.

For more information on the Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach, please visit or contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110

The NDIS enables people with disability to take charge of their future, to live the life they choose.

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