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.
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
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:
The NDIS will become available in the Brimbank Melton area from 1 October 2018.
The Brimbank Melton area covers the local government areas of:
The NDIS is now available in the Hume Moreland area.
The Hume Moreland area covers the local government areas of:
Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the link below.
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:
Click below to find out more about phasing arrangements.
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:
Information about phasing arrangements can be found on the link below
The NDIS is now available in the North Eastern Melbourne area.
The North East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:
Information about phasing arrangements is available by clicking below.
The NDIS will become available in the Western Melbourne area from 1 October 2018.
The Western Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:
The NDIS will become available in the Southern Melbourne area from 1 September 2018.
The Southern Melbourne area covers the local government areas of:
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.
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:
After you’ve had your plan developed, you’ll need to manage your plan. That can be done in one of three ways:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Funding for equipment, changes or modifications that need to be made to your vehicle or home.
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.
Social, Community and Civic Participation
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.
Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
Specialist Disability Accommodation is a detailed process, learn more here.
This is funding that goes to helping you develop and strengthen new skills.
Improved Living Arrangements
Increased Social and Community Participation
Finding and Keeping a Job
Improved Health and Wellbeing
Improved Life Choices
Improved Daily Living