NDIS - National Disability Insurance Scheme

1. What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (the NDIS) will provide a new way to help people under the age of 65 with disability get care and supports.

The NDIS will be rolled out in the Gannawarra Shire from 1 January 2019.

To become an NDIS participant a person must:

  • Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities;

  • Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS;

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and

  • Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.

The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.

You can find out more about the NDIS by visiting the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110. There are also factsheets about the NDIS on this page.

Information sessions about the NDIS will be held in the Gannawarra Shire area and neighbouring councils. See upcoming information sessions for more details.

2. Upcoming information sessions

An introduction to the NDIS – information sessions (four-part program)

Gannawarra Shire has partnered with Carers Victoria to provide free introductory information sessions on the NDIS.

Session 4 – Having a voice

  • Know your rights

  • Making a complaint

  • Communicating effectively with professionals

Date: Tuesday 26 June

Time: 10am to 1pm

Venue: Kerang Lawn Tennis Centre

Please note: If you have been unable to attend these sessions, information from the program is available online at Carers Victoria’s NDIS Carers Online Program.

 

NDIS community information session – Swan Hill, 3 July

This community information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Tuesday 3 July

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Swan Hill Town Hall auditorium

Address: 53-57 McCallum Street, Swan Hill VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Swan Hill Community Information Session 3 July 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS provider information session – Swan Hill, 4 July

This Provider Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff in order to raise awareness and understanding of how to work with the NDIA. A broad range of topics will be covered as we discuss the journey from the registration process through to interacting with participants.

Date: Wednesday 4 July

Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Venue: The Grain Shed

Address: 2 King Street, Swan Hill VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Swan Hill Provider Information Session 4 July 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS community information session – Swan Hill, 4 July

This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Wednesday 4 July

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm

Venue: The Grain Shed

Address: 2 King Street, Swan Hill VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Swan Hill Community Information Session 4 July 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

 NDIS community information session – Kerang, 24 July

 This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Tuesday 24 July

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Venue: Kerang Memorial Hall Function Room

Address: 4 Nolan Street, Kerang VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Kerang Community Information Session 24 July 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS community information session – Charlton, 25 July

This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Wednesday 25 July

Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm

Venue: Charlton Senior Citizens Centre

Address: High Street, Charlton VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Charlton Community Information Session 25 July 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS Community conversations in the Mallee – Birchip, 25 July

Do you have questions about the NDIS? If you have questions about the NDIS and would like to speak to an NDIA staff member – drop in and see us and have your questions answered one on one.

The session is an opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers to have a short one on one conversation with someone from the NDIS about access to the scheme and how to best prepare for an NDIS planning conversation.

They are intended to provide an alternative way of sharing information with people who may not wish to attend the larger community information session.

Date: Wednesday 25 July

Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm

Venue: Birchip Cropping Group Meeting Room

Address: 73 Cumming Ave, (behind the Shamrock Hotel), Birchip VIC

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS community information session – Donald, 26 July

This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Thursday 26 July

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Venue: Donald Community Learning Centre

Address: 31 Woods Street, Donald VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Donald Community Information Session 26 July 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS Community conversations in the Mallee – Kerang, 27 August

Do you have questions about the NDIS? If you have questions about the NDIS and would like to speak to an NDIA staff member – drop in and see us and have your questions answered one on one.

The session is an opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers to have a short one on one conversation with someone from the NDIS about access to the scheme and how to best prepare for an NDIS planning conversation.

They are intended to provide an alternative way of sharing information with people who may not wish to attend the larger community information session.

Date: Monday 27 August

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: Kerang Neighbourhood House

Address: 49 Wellington Street, Kerang VIC

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS community information session – Lake Boga, 28 August

This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Tuesday 28 August

Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm

Venue: Lake Boga Community Centre

Address: Lalbert Road, Lake Boga VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Lake Boga Community Information Session 28 August 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au

 

NDIS community information session – Swan Hill, 28 August

This Community Information session will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff to raise awareness and understanding of the NDIS for potential participants, family, carers and community members.

Date: Tuesday 28 August

Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Venue: Swan Hill Town Hall auditorium

Address: 53-57 McCallum Street, Swan Hill VIC

Register using this Eventbrite link:

NDIS Swan Hill Community Information Session 28 August 2018

For further queries please contact: vicwestengagement@ndis.gov.au