What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised disability support in Australia, with the aim of supporting people with permanent and significant disabilities that affect their ability to take part in everyday activities. 

The NDIS commenced full rollout in Victoria from July 2016, replacing many of the state and local government support systems. The NDIS is the biggest government reform since Medicare, with an estimated 430,000 people with disabilities becoming NDIS participants by July 2019.

Further details on when the NDIS will become available to you are below. 

If you would like further information about how JD Co-ordination & Support services can help you, pleasecontact us.

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Upcoming NDIS Events

How do I access the NDIS?​​

When the NDIS becomes available in your area, you may be eligible to access it, but you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You live in Australia and are an Australian Citizen, Permanent resident or hold a protected special category visa.

  • You are aged between 0-65 (although already enrolled participants, once they turn 65, can choose either to continue with the NDIS or transfer to the aged care support system available to all Australians over that age)

  • You have a disability that is permanent or likely to be permanent which has an impact on your functional capacity to communicate, interact socially, move safely around your home and the community or manage your personal care or affairs (banking, bill paying etc.)

NDIS Access Checklist

Further information can be foundhere.

When is the NDIS available in my area?

The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. The details on how people will phase into the NDIS has been negotiated between the Commonwealth and Victorian governments.

People currently receiving supports through the Victorian or Commonwealth governments will be moving to the NDIS at different times depending on the type of support they are receiving and where they live.

During the first year between July 2016 and June 2017, the following areas will transition to the NDIS:

                  • North East Melbourne                               • Central Highlands                                  • Loddon

Between July 2017 and June 2018, a further seven areas will transition to the NDIS. These areas will be:
                 • Inner Gippsland                                               • Ovens Murray                                           • Wimmera                                      • Inner East Melbourne        
                 • Outer East Melbourne                                • Hume Moreland                                       • Bayside Peninsula

Between July 2018 and June 2019, a further six areas will transition to the NDIS. These areas will be:
                 • Southern Melbourne                                   • Brimbank Melton                                     • Western Melbourne              • Goulburn                                                     • Mallee                                                                   • Outer Gippsland

JD Co-Ordination and Support Services is a registered provider with the NDIS in Victoria and you can nominate us as your service provider when you have your NDIS Planning Meeting. Provider Registration Number: 4050003661

Further NDIS Resources:


NDIS Website - The official website of the NDIS, it contains information for Participants, Families and Carers, and Providers.

Every Australian Counts ​- Website of information and resources to assist in ensuring the NDIS is delivered as promised.

Disability LoopA collection of resources run by AFDO aiming to give people with disabilities and families information about the NDIS.

​Action on Disabilities within Ethnic Communities (ADEC) - ADEC is a community based organisation which represents the rights and needs of people of non-English speaking background living with a disability, and their families.

NDIS VictoriaVictorian Government Site, containing information about the NDIS in Victoria.

Information Sheets and Planning Forms

JD Co-ordination & Support Services is developing  forms to assist people with a disability and their families or carers to prepare for their NDIS Plan Meeting and Review. If you would like a copy of the documents that have been created, please contact usWe can then provide you with the documents and a brief explanation on how to complete them.

Documents available include:

NDIS Planning Guide: This will assist you with preparing for your NDIS Meeting, gathering information of current supports and thinking about goals you may wish to include in your plan.

NDIS Planning Meeting Information Form- This 2 page document can be sent to the planner prior to your meeting, so that they have some background information about you and they are aware of some of the areas you wish to discuss at your meeting.

These information sheets are a selection from the NDIS Website more can be found by following the link

My NDIS Pathway                                                                                                       NDIS Operational Guidelines

About the NDIS                                                                                                            Getting Ready for Your Planning Conversation

Making a Service Agreement with a Provider                                            Application for a Review of your Plan