Accessing NDIS

Make the NDIS work for you

How do I get NDIS services?

If your child is under 12 years and under and has a developmental delay or disability you may be able to access Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services funded under the NDIS. ECEI services are designed to support your child’s development and wellbeing.

To receive ECEI services you first need to be on a registered waitlist. You can register by contacting the NDIA or your Local Area Coordinator (LAC).

You will also need an NDIS plan.

Our Early Childhood Early Intervention Partner Local Area Coordinators (LACs) have been appointed by the NDIA to assist you through the NDIS planning process.

Our LACs/ECEI partners are:

  • Brotherhood of St Laurence (Bayside, Mornington Peninsula). Phone 1300 275 323
  • Link Health and Community (Melbourne’s South East, Inner Gippsland). Phone 1800 546 532

If you or someone you care about is aged between 13 and 65  years and have a permanent disability you may be eligible for support services funded under the NDIS. 

You will need to have an NDIS plan to access the NDIS - you can apply for an NDIS plan through a Local Area Coordinator. (LAC). LACs are appointed by the NDIA and help you connect to NDIS services.

Our LAC will guide you through the NDIS planning process and can be contacted La Trobe Community Health on 1800 800 110

What happens after I contact the LAC?

Once you have registered with your LAC you will need to complete an NDIS Access Request form and provide evidence of your disability, or developmental delay (for children under 7 who have not yet received a formal diagnosis). Please note: You can no longer access a request form online; you will need to phone NDIA to receive the access request form.

You may choose to access NDIS supports through:

  • Existing mainstream and community services
  • Help to maintain your informal support arrangements
  • Reasonable and necessary supports from a registered NDIS service provider.

Once your NDIS plan is confirmed you can choose how you want to receive your supports and who you want to receive them from. 

NDIS Registration Access Request

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You can find out more how we can help you with the NDIS pre-planning process here

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