Group of people participating in a community forum, including participants with disability

Community Forums

NDIS community forums are currently happening across Victoria.

Community forums are a place where people with a disability and their families can hear about how the NDIS will work, get access to information about the roll out of the NDIS in their local area, and ask any questions they may have.

This session is designed to give potential NDIS participants and their families a sense of how to access support, explain what changes they can expect and how they can be assisted in developing a plan that suits their needs.

You will hear from the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley and the National Disability Insurance Agency and have an opportunity to ask questions.

For more information or to register, select the community forum you are interested in.

To date community forums have been held in: Shepparton, Greater Dandenong, Banyule, Craigieburn, Warrnambool, Frankston, South Morang, Ballarat, Wangaratta, Darebin, Preston and Bendigo.

Community Forum Dates

Date  
Event
Location
Time
Wednesday 20 April 2016
Goulburn Valley Hotel (GV Hotel), 223 High Street, Shepparton VIC 3630 - Google Map
11:00am - 1:00pm

NDIS Information sessions

These information sessions are designed to help people with disability, as well as their families and carer, get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme that will commence in the North East Melbourne area on 1 July 2016.

The information sessions are led by the National Disability Insurance Agency in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and local councils.

Information sessions will be held in:

Banyule

Date: Thursday 28 April 2016

DOWNLOAD BANYULE: NDIA AN INTRODUCTION (PDF, 280KB)

Darebin

Dates: 2, 10 and 12 May 2016

DOWNLOAD DAREBIN: NDIA AN INTRODUCTION (PDF, 153KB)

Yarra

Dates: 11 and 19 May 2016

DOWNLOAD YARRA: NDIA AN INTRODUCTION (PDF, 249KB)

Nillumbik

Dates: 18 and 26 May 2016

DOWNLOAD NILLUMBIK: NDIA AN INTRODUCTION (PDF, 264KB)


Other NDIS events

Melbourne: NDIS Housing Showcase

Date and time: Tuesday 31 May 2016, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Victory Room, Level 1, Gate 9, Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Victoria
RSVP: Registration closes 25 May 2016 or when we reach capacity. To attend this event you must register using the Melbourne: NDIS Housing Showcase registration form.
This is a free event. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
For more information please visit the NDIS website

NDIS Provider Registration Webinar

Date and time: Link to webinar: Provider Registration webinar 17 May 2016, 11am - 12pm (external).
For more information please visit the NDIS website


Rollout dates

The NDIS is being introduced in stages. It will be rolled out across the state. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and the type of support they receive.

VIEW ROLLOUT DATES

What's Happening

Bendigo community forum

Posted on 3 December 2015
Minister Martin Foley talks about the NDIS community forums that are taking place at the start..
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Preston community forum

Posted on 16 November 2015
Chantelle (forum attendee) shares why she is attending the forum and she hopes to share...
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Jayne Crouch

Posted on 16 November 2015
Carer and mother of five Jayne Crouch shares her experience of the NDIS.
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Living My Plan - part 2

Posted on 16 November 2015
Follow up to the first Living My Plan video featuring stories of five NDIS participants around...
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