Are you eligible for the NDIS

NDIS Eligibility

To access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), certain eligibility criteria must be met. If you are between 9 and 65, a local area coordinator can assist you in understanding the NDIS process and connect you with necessary support. For children under 9, early childhood partners provide support and assess if the NDIS suits them.

  • Age Requirements: Individuals must be between 9 and 65 to access the NDIS. Those under 9 receive support through early childhood partners, while those 65 and over may explore alternative support options.
  • Residence Requirements: Eligibility extends to Australian citizens, permanent residents, and Protected Special Category Visa holders who reside in Australia.
  • Disability Requirements: Eligibility hinges on having a disability caused by a permanent impairment, requiring disability-specific support for daily activities.
  • Early Intervention: Those needing immediate support to reduce future needs or to develop family skills may be eligible for early intervention assistance through the NDIS.


NDIS support eligibility is subject to the regulations and guidelines set forth by the state offering the scheme. It’s essential to consult with local authorities or NDIS representatives to understand specific eligibility criteria and available supports in your state.