National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

What is National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS is the new way of providing individualised support for eligible people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers. The scheme will be rolled out in stages by the federal Government to allow feedback from users of the service and make changes as needed before the scheme goes national by 2019. In ACT and NSW, the initial launch site is the Hunter, which will be phased in over three years. Starting with people living in Newcastle Local Government Area (LGA) and who are eligible can begin to access the scheme as of July 2013.

In the ACT and Lake Macquarie LGA eligible residents will begin from July 2014, with Maitland LGA from July 2015.The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme - a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.  read more

As the Scheme is rolled out across the country by 2019 we will keep you up to date with the progress and activities of the scheme and how this relates to cystic fibrosis.

by Slater & Gordon 17.01.2014

Overview of the NDIS


Access to the Scheme


Plans & Support


Appeals Process


Important Links


Should you have further questions, you can contact your local CF Office.