The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the national way of providing individual support for people with disability, their families and carers.
It provides eligible people with more flexible choice and control in how they receive the support they need.
We were one of the first areas in Victoria to receive access to the NDIS. It is available in the North East Melbourne Areas, which includes the City of Whittlesea.
To be eligible you must:
If you are currently receiving support from the State Government (such as an individual support package, attending facility-based respite or accessing early childhood intervention services) you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
If you are not currently receiving disability support from the State Government, you can contact NDIA to find out more.
Call the NDIA on 1800 800 110 between 8am and 5pm or visit the NDIS website.
There is a new multilingual hotline and website that provides information on disability and the NDIS in 14 languages.
You can call the hotline between 9am to 5pm on the following days:
Arabic on Mondays 1800 960 972
Assyrian on Wednesdays 1800 960 976
Bengali on Mondays 1800 961 059
Cantonese on Tuesdays 1800 960 981
Farsi on Thursdays 1800 961 056
Greek on Mondays 1800 960 975
Italian on Fridays 1800 960 973
Macedonian on Thursdays 1800 960 978
Mandarin on Wednesdays 1800 960 982
Nepali on Fridays 1800 961 060
Spanish on Tuesdays 1800 960 979
Tamil on Wednesdays 1800 961 057
Urdu on Thursdays 1800 961 058
Vietnamese on Tuesdays 1800 960 980