The National Disability Insurance Scheme (or NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support in Australia for people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
The NDIS is a national scheme which will be implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The eight state and territory schemes and a range of commonwealth funded initiatives will be replaced by a simpler and fairer nation-wide approach.
The NDIS is entering the final stages of its rollout through Queensland, with much of South East Queensland commencing in July of 2018, with the final regions commencing by January 2019.
There is a lot of information available about the NDIS both online and through workshops being conducted by a variety of groups, including the NDIS. Below is some information if you are interested in contacting the NDIS, or attending a session to find out more about this new scheme.
National Disability Insurance Agency
The NDIA currently has offices in: Bundaberg, Gladstone, Ipswich, Mackay, Mount Isa, Palm Island, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville.
The NDIA have their own calendar of events for Queensland.
NDIS Events Calendar – Department of Communities.
Their Queensland Government has their own NDIS Events Calendar which includes events from a range of sources, including the NDIA.