The NDIS is now available in the North Eastern Melbourne area.
North Eastern Melbourne covers the following council areas:
People who live in any of these areas and receive support from the Victorian Government, will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
This also includes people who are waiting for supports on the Disability Support Register (DSR) and Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS).
People that don't currently receive Government support will need to fill out an Access Request checklist and submit it to the NDIA to access the new NDIS.
To access the NDIS
To access the NDIS, people with a disability need to meet age and residence requirements and disability or early intervention requirements.
- Find out more about eligibility requirements
- Complete the NDIS Access checklist on the NDIS website
- Read more about what you can do to get NDIS ready
- Visit the NDIS website for more information or call the NDIA on 1800 800 110.
Order of transition
In order to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS in Victoria, people who are already receiving Victorian Government services in North Eastern Melbourne will transition according to the following agreed phasing plan.
From July 2016
- Commonwealth - Residential aged care (young people)
- Commonwealth - Home Care (young people)
From August 2016
- Supported accommodation
- Individual Support Packages
From October 2016
- Early Childhood Intervention Services
- Attendant Care
From November 2016
- Student Transport
From December 2016
- Futures for young adults
- Other Disability activities (Community and Facility Based Respite, Flexible Support Packages, Outreach, Behaviour Intervention Services, Case Management, Recreation, Therapy and Independent Living Training)
From May 2017
- Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS)
MHCSS activities to transition to the NDIS are: Adult Residential Rehabilitation Services, Individualised Client Support Packages and Supported Accommodation Services.
- Home and Community Care (HACC)
If a person receives support from more than one of these activities, they will enter the NDIS when the first activity is phased in. For example, in the North Eastern Metropolitan area, if a person is receiving both an Individual Support Package and Home and Community Care support, they would enter the NDIS from August 2016. Clients residing together in shared supported accommodation will be transitioned at the same time where possible.
If you are entering the scheme in North East Melbourne Area and have any questions, you can contact the Local Area Coordinator.
Brotherhood of St Laurence 1300 BSLNDIS (1300 275 634)