Get ready for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin to roll out in Moonee Valley in October 2018.

It will change the way people with disability, their families and carers receive support.

It will give participants more control over how, when and where their support is delivered.

If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa, are under the age of 65 and have a permanent and significant disability, the NDIS will affect you.

Take charge. Get informed. Be ready.

How do I find out more?

There are several ways you can get more information about the NDIS:

For more information or to find out if you may be eligible use the access checker on the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110.

Free information sessions

Moonee Ponds – NDIS Get Plan Ready

Getting Plan Ready information sessions are designed to help people with disability as well as their families get ready for their first plan conversation.

The session will cover:

  • What will I be asked about in my first NDIS planning conversation?
  • What is an NDIS goal?
  • Who helps me to make my NDIS plan?
  • Who makes decisions about what is funded in my NDIS plan?

When: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Where: Clocktower Centre, 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Session times:

  • Information session 1: 9.30am – 11.30pm
  • Information session 2: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Book your place online.

Keilor East – NDIS Get Plan Ready

Getting Plan Ready information sessions are designed to help people with disability as well as their families get ready for their first plan conversation.

The session will cover:

  • What will I be asked about in my first NDIS planning conversation?
  • What is an NDIS goal?
  • Who helps me to make my NDIS plan?
  • Who makes decisions about what is funded in my NDIS plan?

When: Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Where: Burley Griffen Neigbourhood Centre, Park Drive Keilor East 30300

Session times:

  • Information Session 1: 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Information Session 2: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Book your place online.

Community Conversations

These sessions will provide an opportunity for people with disability, their families and carers to have a short one-on-one conversation with someone from the NDIS about the NDIS 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 ‘Getting Plan Ready’ community information session.

These sessions are informal, you are not required to register to attend these sessions, but should be prepared for possible short wait times during busy periods.

Moonee Ponds

When: Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Where: Clocktower Centre, Pascoe Room, 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds

Keilor East

When: Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 1.30pm – 5pm

Where: Burley Griffin Neighbourhood Centre, Park Drive, East Keilor

Youth Disability Advocacy Service – YDAS

NDIS readiness workshops for youth, livestreamed.

When: Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Designed for young people aged between 12 – 25. All you need is a computer or mobile device with a high speed internet connection! There will be Auslan interpreters and live captioning.

This workshop will cover three different topics and answer any questions you might have.

  • Topic 1, NDIS 101: What is the NDIS, how do you join and what happens when you’re on the NDIS?
  • Topic 2What do you want to do with your life? How to think about your goals and the support you need to achieve them. 
  • Topic 3, How to speak up! What type of setbacks might come up when you talk to your family or the NDIS? How do you get the support to speak up?

Register online to receive the livestream link

Who is eligible for the NDIS?

The NDIS may be available to support people who are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a Protected Special Category Visa, are under the age of 65 and who have a permanent and significant disability (including mental health issue or psychosocial disability).

For more information or to find out if you may be eligible visit the NDIS website or call 1800 800 110.

What sort of support can I receive through the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will fund services it deems reasonable and necessary.

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • daily personal activities (home care, personal care)
  • transport
  • workplace help or help finding a job
  • therapeutic supports including behaviour support
  • assistive technology (wheelchairs, walking frames, hoist, hearing aids)
  • home modification design and construction
  • Assistance managing your NDIS funding package (this is known as support co-ordination)

You can find out more about the sorts of supports the scheme will fund by visiting the NDIS website.

How do I access the NDIS?

If you are already receiving disability support services, you will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as the NDIS rolls out to Moonee Valley.

If you are not currently receiving any disability supports, but wish to join the scheme, contact the NDIA and ask to complete an Access Request Form. You can apply to access the scheme from April 2018.

Once you have registered, the NDIA will work with you to develop a plan which focuses on your goals and supports required to achieve these goals. Some plans might be developed over the phone but anyone can request a face to face planning session.

All plans are reviewed yearly, however if your circumstances change significantly, you can request an early review.

How do I make a complaint or get help appealing a decision?

There are a number of resources you can access if you are not satisfied with the NDIA processes. 

What will happen to the Council services I currently receive?

If you currently receive services through Council, you will continue to receive these services until your plan is implemented.

Late last year, Council consulted with more than 130 residents and service providers about the best way for us to support people with disability into the future.

Read the summary report (docx, 244KB).

In early 2018, Council will decide if we will register as an NDIS provider or not. Once this decision is made we will work with everyone currently receiving services and the wider community to ensure they continue to receive the services and supports they need.

Last updated: Friday, 18 May 2018, 1:40 AM