How to apply for the NDIS

If you meet the access criteria, you can ask to become a participant by completing an access request form.

If you are already receiving disability support services, including community mental health services, you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as the NDIS becomes available in your area. If you are not already receiving disability supports, you will need to complete an access request form.

As part of the access request process, you will be asked:

  • to confirm your identity and/or a person’s authority to act on your behalf
  • questions to see if you meet the NDIS access requirements (age, residence and disability)
  • questions about providing consent to enter the Scheme and about seeking information from third parties

You may also be asked to provide evidence of your disability or developmental delay.