Who can access the NDIS and who is eligible for the NDIS?

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Who can access the NDIS and who is eligible for the NDIS?

This article is about accessing NDIS funding in Victoria. For accessing NDIS funding in NSW, QLD, the ACT, TAS, WA or SA click here. You can then follow the links to find out if NDIS funding is currently available in your area.

To access the NDIS in Victoria, you must:

  • Live in an area where the NDIS is available, eg. an NDIS trial site or transition area.
  • Meet either the disability or early intervention requirements.

Disability requirements

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects your ability to take part in everyday activities, or perform tasks or actions, unless you have support.
  • Affects your capacity for social and economic participation, and
  • Means you are likely to require support under the NDIS for a lifetime.

Early intervention requirements

  • Have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent and there is evidence that getting supports now will help you in future, OR
  • Be a child aged under 6 years of age with substantial developmental delay in one or more areas of self-care, language, cognitive or motor development.

You must also be

  • Be aged less than 65 when you first access the scheme
  • Be an Australian citizen, live in Australia and hold a permanent visa or hold a Protected Special Category Visa


Get in touch with Inspiro here.

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What NDIS supports / services does Inspiro provide?

What happens when you join the NDIS and what to do if you're not happy with your plan?

How is the funding in NDIS plans managed?

Getting started with Inspiro – call 9028 0153


Click here to speak to an Inspiro NDIS representative


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Who can access the NDIS and who is eligible for the NDIS? 

 Inspiro provides National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services to the outer east and outer south eastern suburbs of Melbourne including but no limited to: Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, The Basin, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.