Places and people that may be able to help:

See also:

The National Disability Insurance Agency

The National Disability Insurance Agency administers the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS aims to provide reasonable and necessary support for people with significant and permanent disability. The NDIA assists individuals who wish to participate in the NDIS, in a number of ways.

Who can access the NDIS?

If you are someone with a disability living in Australia and would like to know if you can access the NDIS, please visit “Accessing the NDIS” on the NDIS website. There you will find a list of what is required for you to be able to access the NDIS.

How to apply for the NDIS

If you meet the criteria needed to access the NDIS, and wish to apply for the NDIS, please visit “How to apply” on the NDIS website. If you are not presently receiving disability supports, and would like to become an NDIS participant, you will need to contact the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) and request an ‘Access Request Form’.

NDIS Plans

If you would like to be assessed for Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA) in your NDIS Plan, or would like to explore different housing options, you can talk to your Support Coordinator or Local Area Coordinator (LAC).

If you aren’t sure who your Support Coordinator or LAC is, talk to your planner at the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Case Manager

If the area you live in is yet to roll out the NDIS, you can talk to your case manager about your housing needs.

TAC or Workcover – Victoria

If you have TAC or Workcover, you can talk to your coordinator about your housing needs.

icare (Insurance & Care NSW) – NSW

If you are covered by insurance, please contact your provider.

Tenancy and Housing support

Victoria – If you aren’t sure what you may be entitled to, and would like some assistance, you can find someone in your area through the Victorian government site:

http://www.housing.vic.gov.au/support-private-renters

https://www.tuv.org.au/

NSW – if you aren’t sure what you are entitled to, and would like some assistance, you can get assistance from community services:

https://www.tenants.org.au

Advocacy

If you need advocacy or advice about housing or other supports, you can find an advocate in your area by searching

https://disabilityadvocacyfinder.dss.gov.au/disability/ndap/

You can also find resources, toolkits, and advice at http://www.dana.org.au