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What is the NDIS? 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one of the ways people who are blind or have low vision can access funding and support. Including help with activities in the community and access assistive technology, the NDIS enables you to tailor support and services for your individual needs and goals. 

The NDIS is administered by a government body known as the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Vision Australia and the NDIS

We’ve been working alongside the NDIS since it started, helping Australians who are blind or have low vision live life the life they choose. 

To get started on the NDIS, you can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on 1800 800 110 or local NDIS partner and ask them to support you to connect with local disability supports or apply to the NDIS if eligible. 

You’ll need to provide evidence to support your application, which you can get onto straight away – this could be information from your GP, or a recent ophthalmology report that details your eye condition. 

Once your application has been submitted to the NDIA, someone from the NDIA will contact you to arrange a plan meeting and talk to you about your goals and the supports you need.

It’s important to be prepared for your plan meeting to ensure you receive the right amount and type of funding. Before your planning meeting, you should think about your goals and requirements and the services and supports you will need to meet them.

Now you’re prepared for your planning meeting, and ready to talk about all your requirements and needs. Once you receive your NDIS plan, contact us so we can help you understand and make the most of your funding. 

Download guides

To order this information booklet in braille, please call 1300 88 70 58 or email [email protected]

Your NDIS Success: Client Information Booklet

All the info you need to understand the world of NDIS

Your NDIS Success: Planning Guide

Everything you need to get the most out of your NDIS application

Vision Australia NDIS Price Guide front page

Your NDIS success: Vision Australia price guide

Vision Australia will charge your NDIS plan for services delivered in line with pricing guidelines set by the NDIA. Find out more about these charges in the Vision Australia NDIS price guide.

What is funded by the NDIS?

The support available under the NDIS must relate to your disability and help you achieve your goals and needs. It covers support like travel to get to work, support workers to help you access the community; support around the home (like gardening and cleaning); and support to build your skills in areas such as cooking and technology training.

Services and support

Find out more about what kind of services and support the NDIS can help you with.

Technology and products

Discover the types of technology and products that NDIS funding can help you access.

Explore NDIS stories

Learn more about the NDIS and how it has helped participants in the past in this video series. 

Frequently asked questions

From eligibility to what services and supports are covered, explore answers to your most frequently asked NDIS questions.