National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme?
The NDIS is a government-funded initiative which provides individualised support to people under 65 with a permanent and significant disability.
The NDIS enables eligible people with a disability to choose the services they receive and who provides them. The scheme covers the costs of reasonable and necessary services and equipment.
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
You may be eligible for the NDIS if you are under 65 years of age and have a permanent and significant disability which substantially reduces your ability to participate in everyday activities. Some children under 6 years of age with a developmental delay are also eligible.
You can check your eligibility by using the NDIS Access Checklist. If you think you may be eligible, the next step is to contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) who administer the scheme on 1800 800 110 and ask for an Access Request Form, which is required to register for the NDIS.
Will Guide Dogs SA/NT continue to provide services to me if I can’t access the NDIS?
Guide Dogs SA/NT is committed to providing equitable and accessible services to clients, regardless of NDIS eligibility. If you aren’t eligible for the NDIS, Guide Dogs SA/NT will continue to provide services to you.
To find out more about the Australian Government My Aged Care reforms and how Guide Dogs SA/NT can support older people with vision and/or hearing loss please click here.
How can Guide Dogs SA/NT help me?
Guide Dogs SA/NT is a registered NDIS provider, and our experienced staff are here to help you navigate the NDIS.
To find out more about the NDIS in your area, and how Guide Dogs SA/NT can support you to achieve your NDIS goals, please select your location below.
South Australia: Guide Dogs SA and the NDIS for residents of South Australia
For more information about how Guide Dogs SA can provide NDIS services in South Australia, please access our Information Sheet or watch an Auslan interpreted video below:
Northern Territory: Guide Dogs NT and the NDIS for residents of the Northern Territory
For more information about how Guide Dogs NT can provide NDIS services in the Northern Territory, please access our Information Sheet or watch an Auslan interpreted vide below:
To find out how Guide Dogs can support you through the NDIS, please contact:
Phone: 1800 757 738
SMS: 0457 521 521
If you prefer, you can submit an enquiry via our Online Enquiry Form