To be eligible for the NDIS you must:
- have a permanent and significant disability or a developmental delay
- be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa
- be under 65 years of age
- need support from a person or equipment to do everyday activities
If you meet these requirements, you can become an NDIS participant.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) or one of their partner organisations will work with you to develop your first plan.
Local Area Coordination
Local Area Coordination (LAC) partners can help link you to the NDIS if you're eligible.
They can also help you create a plan, put that plan in place and review the plan as your needs change.
LACs can also link you to mainstream and community supports in your area, even if you are not eligible for the NDIS.
In Victoria, depending on where you live, a different LAC Partner is available to assist you.
- North East Melbourne
- Hume Moreland
- Bayside Peninsula
- Brimbank Melton
- Western Melbourne
- Central Highlands
- Ovens Murray
- Wimmera South West
- Inner East Melbourne
- Inner Gippsland
- Outer Gippsland
- Outer East Melbourne
- Southern Melbourne
Early Childhood Early Intervention
Early Childhood, Early Intervention (ECEI) is the way the NDIS supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families and carers.
Reviewed 12 July 2019