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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national government scheme of individualised funding for all eligible Australian citizens providing reasonable and necessary supports for people with disability. It is intended to allow NDIS participants to self direct their lives and supports.

What are reasonable and necessary supports?

Self direction through the NDIS 

Self Managing NDIS Plans

There are three avenues for managing an NDIS plan and budget. Agency managed, plan managed and self managed. Self managed allows for maximum control and flexibility for an individual. The NDIS participant and/or nominee has direct control over the budget, support arrangements, support payments and can recruit and employ their own staff.  

Managing plans in the NDIS

Self managing budgets in your plan

Employing your own staff through the NDIS

Independent Advisory Council for the NDIS

The Independent Advisory Council provides advice, submissions and reports to the National Disability Insurance Agency implementing the NDIS about the principles of the Scheme that influence policy and decision making. 

General information

Accessing the NDIS

The NDIS in your area

My NDIS Pathway

Sign up for the NDIS eNewsletter

Challenging an NDIA decision  

Requesting a review of an NDIS decision

NDIS feedback and complaints

Advocacy in a Changing Environment

Family Advocacy NSW