National disability insurance scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support for people living with a disability. It is a whole-of-life approach - a major reform of disability services in Australia, designed to provide the right support according to each person's individual needs and goals. From 1 July 2018, the NDIS will roll out across the Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait

The NDIS will fund reasonable and necessary supports that help people with disability achieve their goals. The NDIA will not fund supports and services that are funded under mainstream services, but they will help the person with disability connect to those services to ensure continuity of support.

If a person is currently receiving disability services, they will be contacted before their region is scheduled to transition to the NDIS. Clients of defined programs and services will generally be considered to satisfy the disability requirements without further evidence being required.

If they are not currently receiving services, they will be able to apply to access the NDIS when it becomes available in their region during the staged rollout across Queensland

People with Disability who are ineligible to apply for individual funding through the NDIS will receive support through the Information, linkages and capacity build (ILC) streams. 

To better understand how the NDIS supports people with disability, their families, and carers, see the NDIS Website:

Mossman Support Services can assist individuals with pre-planning for services and equipment, which is an essential step towards making the most of the new system. Further information about the NDIS can be found on the NDIS website: