We are NDIS Approved Service Provider

NDIS Approved Service Provider

The following information about NDIS has been taken from their official website. You need to apply directly to the NDIS for funding.

What is NDIS?

Commonwealth and state and territory governments are committed to a national approach to supporting people with disability to maximise their potential and participate as equal citizens in Australian society.

The development of this National Disability Strategy is the first time in Australia’s history that all governments have committed to a unified, national approach to improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers, and to providing leadership for a community-wide shift in attitudes.

This commitment recognises the need for greater collaboration and coordination by all governments, industry and communities to address the challenges faced by people with disability. A new approach is needed to guide policies and program development by all levels of government and actions by the whole community, now and into the future.

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

Am I Eligible for the NDIS?

Yes. I live in Australia and I am an Australian citizen or have a Permanent or Special Category Visa.

Yes. You may be eligible. Please contact NDIS for funding.

Yes. You may be eligible. Please contact NDIS for funding.

Please note that The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is also available to all eligible children aged under 7 with a developmental delay or disability.

How to Apply

  • You will need to contact the NDIS directly to complete an access request form. You do not need a referral. Visit or call 1800 800 110. Please feel free to contact Opal Ability if you need any help in making an access request. To apply for the NDIS you will need to provide:
  • a completed Access Request Form
  • information about your age, residency and disability or need for early intervention. We call this supporting information.

What is an Access Request

The Access Request Form is the form you complete to apply for the NDIS. You may also need to give NDIA some supporting information when you submit your access request. To get Access request form Visit or call 1800 800 110.

What is ECEI

The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available to all children aged under 7 with a developmental delay or disability. As an Early Childhood Partner we will provide support to your child’s individual needs and circumstances. We can connect you and your child with the most appropriate supports in your area, such as the community health centre, educational setting and playgroup. Some short-term early intervention will be provided where it has been identified as the most appropriate support.

What is LAC?

LAC services include linking you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area.

Role of Local Area Coordination (LAC)

LACs can help you to:

  • Understand and access the NDIS – This can include workshops or individual conversations about the NDIS.
  • Create a plan – If you are eligible for an NDIS support plan, your LAC will have a conversation with you to learn about your current situation, supports, and goals to help develop your plan. It is important to know that LACs cannot approve an NDIS plan, this is done by someone from the NDIA.
  • Implement your plan – Your LAC will help you to find and start receiving the services in your NDIS plan. Your LAC can also provide assistance throughout your plan if you have any questions.
  • Review your plan – Your LAC will work with you to make changes to your plan through a plan review.

What is NDIS Plan

Your NDIS Plan is all about you and your individual goals. It outlines your goals and supports that you receive from NDIS, Community and government supports to help you achieve your goals.

Planning Meeting

What you should bring to your planning meeting

  • Your participant booklet
  • Any letters from the NDIA
  • Your bank account details (if you are considering self-managing all or a portion of your NDIS funding)
  • Your myGov login and password details (if you need help with this, talk to your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner).

You can also bring along a family member, friend, advocate or anyone else to your meeting. If you want help to arrange an advocate to attend with you, contact your ECEI Coordinator, LAC or NDIA planner.

Planning meeting checklist prior to your meeting

  • Fill out booklet two Planning including your usual week, things that are working well and if there is anything you would like to change.
  • Write down any questions you’d like to ask.
  • Decide who you would like to come to your planning meeting with you.
  • Gather any other information or reports you think would be helpful for the NDIS to understand the impact of your disability and your personal circumstances.

If you’ve completed all of the above, you’re now ready for your planning meeting.

Participant Booklets

Three participant booklets are available to support people with disability and participants throughout their NDIS journey. The booklets are a practical tool to help people with disability, participants, their families, carers and the wider community to learn more about the NDIS, prepare for a planning meeting and to implement their plan. These booklets are available on the following link:

The booklets are intended for use throughout a person’s NDIS journey and can be used to record key information, write questions and collect thoughts.

To request a Braille copy of these booklets, please contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110.

The Orientation Module

This module has been developed to assist NDIS workers to better support people with disability

It will help workers and family carers to understand:

Completion of the module will take approximately 90 minutes. You can save, exit and return to the module at any time. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion.

This module is useful for the participants, as well, to understand what they can expect from the support workers. The module can be accessed through the following link: