What is the NDIS?

The NDIS is the new way of providing disability support to you and will provide every Australian under 65 with a permanent and significant disability the support they need to achieve their goals. The rollout of the NDIS is one the biggest changes in the lives of people living with disabilities that we’ve seen in a generation. 

Through the NDIS, participants identify their supports to achieve their goals in independence, community involvement, employment and health.

When is it coming?

The NDIS has already begun rolling out; from 2015 to 2019, the NDIS will become available throughout Australia.

Check when the NDIS is being rolled out in your area

Bayside Peninsula

The NDIS will become available in the Bayside Peninsula area from 1 April 2018. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Bayside Peninsula area covers the local government areas of:

  1. Bayside
  2. Frankston
  3. Glen Eira
  4. Kingston
  5. Mornington Peninsula
  6. Port Phillip
  7. Stonnington

Brimbank Melton

The NDIS will become available in the Brimbank Melton area from 1 October 2018.

The Brimbank Melton area covers the local government areas of:

  • Brimbank
  • Melton

Hume Moreland

The NDIS is now available in the Hume Moreland area.

The Hume Moreland area covers the local government areas of:

  • Hume
  • Moreland

Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the link below. 

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Outer Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS is now available in the Outer Eastern Melbourne area.

The Outer East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:

  • Knox
  • Maroondah
  • Yarra Ranges

Click below to find out more about phasing arrangements. 

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Inner Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS is now available in the Inner Eastern Melbourne region.

The Inner East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:

  • Boroondara
  • Manningham
  • Monash
  • Whitehorse

Information about phasing arrangements can be found on the link below

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North Eastern

The NDIS is now available in the North Eastern Melbourne area.

The North East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:

  • Banyule
  • Darebin
  • Nillumbik
  • Whittlesea
  • Yarra

Information about phasing arrangements is available by clicking below. 

Find out more.

Western Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Western Melbourne area from 1 October 2018.

The Western Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:

  • Hobsons Bay
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melbourne
  • Moonee Valley
  • Wyndham

Southern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Southern Melbourne area from 1 September 2018.

The Southern Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:

  • Cardinia
  • Casey
  • Greater Dandenong

Your journey with ONCALL

Check your eligibility

There are many factors that determine your eligibility including your location, age, and whether you meet the requirements for disability or early intervention support.

Check Eligibility

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To get access to funding, you will have a plan meeting with the NDIA. The plan that’s developed by the NDIA and you is put in place for 12 months. We’ll be there to help you prepare for your first planning meeting:

  • Arrange any assessments required
  • Arrange material required for plan
    • Personal details: name, age, where you live, primary disability (include reports or assessment)
    • What supports you currently receive (friends and family as well as health services)
    • How you manage everyday activities
    • Your safety (are there areas in your life you feel unsafe)
    • Setting goals (12 months – work, social, community, education)
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After you’ve had your plan developed, you’ll need to manage your plan. That can be done in one of three ways:

  • You or your nominee (mum or dad)
  • A registered plan management provider
  • The NDIA

If you decide you want a plan management provider, ONCALL will be there to help you with financial intermediary. Our Finance team can assist with the management of your fund, pay invoices and deal with all the other financial elements of your package.

Our NDIS Support Coordination team can help coordinate your supports. We’ll work with you to establish what type of supports you’ll need in your package, what providers can deliver them, how much they’ll be, where they are and can develop service agreements.

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Once you and your support coordinators have established what supports you need, who you’re going to employ to deliver them, when and where, and how much they are, your service delivery starts.

ONCALL will be there when you need market leading support workers to provide the benchmark in quality care. We’re here with any support you need in your plan, we’ll work with you to establish exactly what you need and build a support team to help you achieve your goals. We’ll also provide you and the NDIS with reports on specific goals, outcomes and success indicators as we go along.  

You won’t need to worry about any of the financial stuff for the supports you’re receiving because our plan management team will be handing all of that for you. You can stay on top of everything using the real time tracking and reporting that’s provided as part of your plan management. 

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Your plan lasts for 12 months. A review will happen after 12 months or if something changes in your life. The review is a chance for you to think back about which supports have helped to achieve your goals, and a time to have another think about anything new that interests you or opportunities you would like to participate in. When it comes to the time to have a review meeting with the NDIA, ONCALL will be there to help you prepare.

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How your funding works

When your first NDIS plan is developed, you’ll meet your NDIA planner to discuss your current services and support, and figure out what your goals are for the future. Your plan will be built based on your goals and the services and support you require. Your plan will be divided into three categories. The NDIA use very specific language and words when they make your plan. It’s important to understand the difference between each category so you can get the funding you need.

Core

These supports are things that are going to help you day to day. There’s a wide range of assistance you can get in this area.

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Capital

Funding for equipment, changes or modifications that need to be made to your vehicle or home.

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Capacity Building

This is money that can be allocated to helping you develop and strengthen new skills.

Learn more

Core

These supports are things that are going to help you day to day. There’s a wide range of assistance you can get in this area. In your NDIS plan, the money you get for core supports is split into 4 categories and you can get different supports for each category.

The money allocated for these supports is flexible which means is can be used across any or all of the core support categories.

Daily Activities

  • Help around the house – cooking or doing the laundry
  • Support in independent or shared living arrangements
  • Respite care

Social, Community and Civic Participation

  • Getting out and about to the gym, pool or any type of social activity
  • Taking a class – dance, craft, cooking, things that help develop your skills

Consumables

  • Support to help purchase everyday items – home enteral nutrition products, interpreting and translating

Transport

  • Specialised transport for people that are unable to use public transport

Capital

This is money that can be allocated to equipment, any changes or modifications that need to be made to your vehicle, or changes to make it easier at home. 

Assistive Technologies

  • To assist around the house
  • For recreation and getting out and about
  • To modify a vehicle to be safe as a passenger or assistance to drive

Home Modifications

  • Putting in aids around the house – rails, ramps and any modifications that make living in your home easier

 

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) for complex needs

Specialist Disability Accommodation is a detailed process, learn more here.

Capacity Building

This is funding that goes to helping you develop and strengthen new skills.

Support Coordination

  • Help to get the most value out of your funded package
  • Link you in with all of the different service providers that you may need

Improved Living Arrangements

  • Support to understand and improve whatever your living arrangement is
  • Help with your living arrangements: obligations and individual skill development

Increased Social and Community Participation

  • Support for community access programs
  • Support for centre based respite
  • Assistance to get you out and about

Finding and Keeping a Job

  • Help in a work setting – looking for work or study
  • Help in maintaining you in work or study

Improved Relationships

  • Behaviour support plans
  • Assistance in building life skills

Improved Health and Wellbeing

  • Personal training
  • Exercise plans
  • Help to increase movement and mobility

Improved Learning

  • Skills training to help you move from school to further education

Improved Life Choices

  • Planning and plan management

Improved Daily Living

  • Assistance to increase skills, independence and community participation
  • Specialised driver training
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Massage and other therapy services

Resources

Starting your plan

  • NDIS Checklist (pdf 678.16 KB)

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  • Developing your NDIS plan (pdf 497.83 KB)

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Reviewing your plan

Need help?

There’s a lot to the NDIS, we’re always available to answer questions, get in touch to see how we can help. 

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