The National Disability Insurance Scheme will start from July 2013

The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will start in South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, the Hunter in NSW and the Barwon area of Victoria, from July 2013.

As a key contact for people with disability, their families and carers, you can:

  • subscribe to get regular updates on progress in the launch locations
  • go to the Your Say online forum to give feedback on parts of the scheme, and
  • follow the scheme’s progress on the NDIS website.

The scheme will provide people with significant and permanent disability the same rights as other members of Australian society to realise their potential for physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. The scheme will give people with disability control to choose the care and support they need to reach their goals over their lifetime.

Under the NDIS, those who are eligible will develop an individual plan with the Launch Transition Agency, which will be used to assess their need for reasonable and necessary supports.

Contribute to the NDIS

The draft legislation for the NDIS was introduced into Federal Parliament on 29 November 2012, and has been referred to the Senate Committee on Community Affairs.

If you want to give us your feedback, you can make a formal submission to the Senate Committee on Community Affairs inquiry. Find out how on the Parliament of Australia website.

For more information

w – ndis.gov.au

e – NDISenquiries@fahcsia.gov.au

p – 1800 800 110**

**Call charges apply from mobile and pay phones only.

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