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National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national program that is providing a new way of delivering services and support to people under 65 who live with a permanent and significant disability.

The formal rollout of the NDIS commences in the City of Bayside from 1 April 2018.

For more information about the NDIS, visit www.ndis.gov.au

Accessing the NDIS

To participate in the NDIS, you must first be assessed against the access requirements. The questions in the NDIS access checklist will help you determine if you are eligible. Contact details and other information is available on the NDIS website.

If you already receive Victorian or Commonwealth government support, you will be contacted by an NDIS representative when it is time to transition to the NDIS. This includes people who are waiting for support on the Victorian Disability Support Register and Early Childhood Intervention Services.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence, in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), will provide Local Area Coordination (LAC) services for the NDIS. 

If you are not currently receiving support and think you may meet the access requirements for the NDIS, please contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110 or the Brotherhood of Laurence on 1300 275 634.

Brotherhood of St Laurence

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is providing NDIS advice and support across the Bayside Peninsula region. 

They are preparing communities for the rollout of the NDIS through outreach and events, and will advise residents on how to access specialist services through the NDIS. The LACs have been trained and have the skills to assist people with all kinds of disability to transition to the NDIS. 

They will: 

  • Provide assistance with the planning process, and ensuring plans are implemented effectively.
  • Work with the community and service providers to build inclusion and awareness of the needs of people with disability.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is available now to provide pre-planning, support and advice over the phone and in person at its Moorabbin office. 

To contact the Brotherhood of St Laurence, call 1300 275 634 or email ndis.info [at] bsl.org.au 

Parents and carers of children under seven years old are also able to contact the Early Childhood and Early Intervention Gateway support on 1300 275 323. 

For more information, visit www.ndis.bsl.org.au