Understanding the NDIS and community access
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 and community access services can be funded under Innovative Community Participation.
We are well equipped to support you and help you achieve your goals.
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.
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.