NDIS in Maribyrnong
Get ready for the NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced to Maribyrnong in October 2018. The NDIS is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
The NDIS will change the way people with disability, their families and carers receive support, and will largely replace existing systems of disability care and support. Participants will have increased choice of services, and greater flexibility of supports.
If you are under the age of 65 and have a permanent and significant disability, you should test your eligibility for the NDIS.
Upcoming information sessions
The NDIA is hosting multiple information sessions in Footscray on 23 February 2018 to raise awareness and understanding of the scheme for potential participants, family, service providers and community members in Maribyrnong. This includes a session in Vietnamese.
When: 23 February 2018
Location: Maribyrnong City Council Town Hall, Reception Room 1, Level 1, Corner Hyde and Napier Street, Footscray Vic 3011
Please refer to the NDIS Events in Victoria page for up-to-date events information.
Where can I find more information about the NDIS?
To find out more information, you can:
We also want to ensure your transition to the NDIS is as smooth as possible and can answer your questions or provide further information. Please contact our MetroAccess Officer on 03 9688 0313, or our Community Liaison and Transition Officer on 03 9688 0148.
Am I eligible for the NDIS?
To be eligible for the NDIS, you need to meet eligibility criteria, including:
- being under 65;
- meeting certain Australian residency requirements; and
- having a permanent and significant disability.
For more information visit the NDIS access check-list or call 1800 800 110.
How do I access support to move to the NDIS?
There are organisations that can help you transition to the NDIS. Please refer to the full list (DOC, 412KB).
Can I make a complaint about NDIS services?
You can make a complaint about NDIS services if necessary, including to one of the following organisations:
Between August and December 2017, we hosted an online forum, alongside a postcard survey and a public meeting to help develop recommendations on the City’s potential role in the NDIS, and to discuss what the roll-out of the scheme means for our community. The meeting was attended by 35 clients, their carers and family members. You can find a summary of the public meeting and the responses provided by the community here (PDF, 308KB).
The outcomes of the online forum, postcards and public meeting will be a key input for the evaluation of Council’s role and in establishing how we best support residents. Council will report back to the community about its decision before the NDIS roll-out in October. In the meantime we welcome your continued feedback and questions.
What will happen to the Council services I currently receive?
You will continue to receive services until your NDIS plan is implemented. If you are already receiving disability support services, you will be contacted by the NDIA over the coming months.
We are evaluating our role in service delivery, and Council will decide in 2018 whether we will register as an NDIS provider or not.