According to the NDIS web site (2015) those eligible to receive funding through the NDIS will be Australian citizens who have a permanent and significant disability that effects their ability to be part of everyday activities and who are 65 years of age or under. The NDIS aims to fund reasonable and necessary supports that focus on the goals of the person, everyday support and community inclusion e.g. education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements and health and wellbeing.


You can also check out Talks That Matter, our free on-line video resource, for lots more stories!

Click Here for the NDIS Website

Practical Guidance to Operating in the NDIS

A practical Guide for organisations supporting NDIS participants including information, tips, and frequently asked questions.


Do you want to learn more about the NDIS?

DEC has uploaded NDIS information videos in Mandarin and Vietnamese on ADEC website and YouTube. Please check the link below:
There are 4 videos in Mandarin and Vietnamese on the following topics-
•             NDIS Eligibility
•             NDIS Pre-planning and planning
•             NDIS Plan management and Support Coordination
•             NDIS Reviews and appeals


Understanding the NDIS Workshops

What are the workshops about?

The three-hour workshops will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.

Who is running the workshops?

The workshop is designed and delivered by staff with a disability from AFDO (Australian Federation of disability Organisations). AFDO and its member organisations are run by and for people with lived experience of disability. AFDO Disability Loop is a program that aims to make information about the NDIS easier to find, understand, and use.

VIDEO PRESENTATION - NDIS Self Management Webinar


In this webinar on 2 August 2018 we delivered information and insights about what self-management is, how to self-manage your NDIS funds and your responsibilities as a self-manager.


Check out the Self Management Website at:


This guide will help you to:

Understand self-management and decide whether it is the right option for you.

Understand your rights and responsibilities as a self-manager

Understand how you can spend your self-managed funding in accordance with your NDIS plan.

Arrange your self-managed supports.

Manage your self-managed payments.

Prepare for a review of your plan as a self-managed participant. 

NDIS Planning Guide & Workshop

The NDIS planning process

  • Step 1 – Think about your needs and goals

  • Step 2 – Meet with your personal planner

  • Step 3 – Develop your plan and manage your supports

  • Step 4 - Approve your plan

  • Step 5 - Review your plan

NDIS Fact Sheet

As you prepare to enter the NDIS you may have some questions about planning – so we’ve put together some facts about developing your first plan to help you get NDIS Ready.

NDIS Resources Website

Disability Loop is a way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Through Disability Loop you can:

  • Find a great selection of resources relating to the NDISFind out how the NDIS is working for other people

  • Have your say about the NDIS

  • Keep up to date with news and events about the NDIS

  • Disability Loop is a project that has been paid for by the NDIS. It is run by, and for, people with disability and their allies.


"NDIS Articulating Your Vision & Goals"Linda Hughes


"Choice and Control over Support with the NDIS"Linda Hughes


"Preparing for the NDIS"Jacob Hughes


"Employing Support Workers and the NDIS"Linda Hughes


"Dave & Belinda's NDIS Story" Linda Hughes


"Preparing for The NDIS" Kathy Spowart


"The NDIS - Are You Ready?" Linda Hughes


"The NDIS - Behind the Scenes"Linda Hughes


"Thinking About...The NDIS" The latest perodical from Belonging Matters featuring a range of NDIS topics.

  • How can I prepare for the NDIS?
  • What has been the experience of people with a disability and families so far?
  • How can the NDIS support people with disabilities to have a good life in the community?
  • What are some of the recommendations and cautions?


What is your message for the NDIS?

Cameron Skinner asks delegates at the 2015 Belonging Matters Conference what their message to the NDIS is.


NDIS Looking Back To See The Future

'By 2019, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will offer people with significant disability in

Australia a measure of entitlement to support, greater choice and control in the delivery of that support, the prospect of much more personalised options and lifestyles and relatively easy portability of service resources across the country."

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