Understanding the NDIS

Navigating the NDIS system can sometimes be difficult. We are here to help!

Understanding the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national scheme for people with disability. It aims to provide participants with a greater ability to choose the supports they want, from whom they prefer, and at times that suit them.

Each NDIS participant receives a personalised plan that details the types of supports they will receive, based on their needs and goals.

St John Ambulance Qld is proud to partner with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as a Registered Provider (Provider No: 4050020633).

This means that if you are an NDIS participant, our community transport services can be funded under Transport, and our telephone social support services can be funded under Innovative Community Participation.

We are well equipped to support you and help you achieve your goals.

Services funded by NDIS

Personalised plan

You will receive a personalised plan from the NDIS based on your needs.

Support for you

Supporting people with disabilities to access necessary services.

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Your NDIS plan.

Before we can help, the NDIS will assist you to make your plan by:

  • Preparing for your planning meeting
  • Planning to achieve your goals
  • Helping you to manage your funding

And much more here.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for the NDIS, a person must meet the age, residence, and disability or early intervention requirements under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. You can call 1800 800 110, or check your eligibility online.

If you meet the criteria and you would like to become a participant, you can call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 or complete an Access Request Form. Find out more on their website.

The NDIS funds a range of supports and services, including education, employment, social participation, independence, living arrangements, and health and wellbeing. You can find out more on their website.

The NDIS partners with community organisations to deliver Local Area Coordinator Services. Local Area Coordinators can help you to understand and access the NDIS, create an NDIS support plan, implement your support plan and review your plan. You can find out more about Local Area Coordinators on the NDIS website.

You do not have to give anyone a copy of your NDIS plan. Sharing your plan is your choice. You can choose to share parts or all of your plan through the myplace portal. In particular you may want to share information about you and your goals, so we know what you want to achieve and how you would like us to assist you.

NDIS registered providers must follow privacy rules and should not share your personal information with anyone else without your permission. If you have concerns about your privacy, speak to us about our privacy policy and rules.

The NDIS participant portal is called myplace. It is a secure website portal on the Australian Government’s myGov website where you or a person you trust (a nominee or child representative) can access your NDIS information. Read the steps for how to use the portal here.

St John Qld are a registered NDIS provider and are able to provide Innovative Community Participation support to portal-managed (NDIS-Managed), plan-managed and self-managed NDIS participants. The Support Item Number for Innovative Community Participation is 09_008_0116_6_3 and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) categorises it under Capacity Building: Increased Social and Community Participation.

St John Qld are a registered NDIS provider and are able to provide Assist – Travel/Transport support to portal-managed (NDIS-Managed), plan-managed and self-managed NDIS participants. The Support Item Number for Assist- Travel/Transport is 02_051_0108_1_1 and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) categorises it under Core Supports: Transport.

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Need more information?

Learn more by reading and / or downloading NDIS booklets:

For more information here.

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"It makes me get up in the morning, and it's somebody to talk to. It brings me a lot of enjoyment."

Salah - St John Ambulance Qld Community Transport Driver