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What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability (including Psychosocial), their families and carers.

The NDIS helps people with disability to:

  • Access mainstream services and supports
  • Access community services and supports
  • Maintain informal support arrangements

The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary. This means they are related to a person’s disability and are required for them to live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

Assistance from the NDIS is not means tested and has no impact on income support such as the Disability Support Pension and Carers Allowance.

What is the NDIS Eligibility Criteria?

  1. have a permanent (or likely to be permanent) and significant disability that affects your ability to manage everyday activities;
  2. be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme; and
  3. be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa.

Where can I find out more information about NDIS?

There is a very informative NDIS website available which has the most update to date information, factsheets and success stories. For more information check out

For more information on upcoming NDIS Events across Queensland, click here.

*Source for all NDIS information is from

For more information on PIR transitioning to the NDIS, please click here to view the Transition Support Project website.

For other Gold Coast events and activities visit the Gold Coast Primary Health Network’s website:

PIR is a Federally funded program. Other consortia members include Gold Coast Health and Mental Health Association QLD