NDIS information for external agencies
The NDIS is the national system of support for people with disability including mental illness.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme, also known as the NDIS, is the new national system of support for people with disability including mental illness. It is a new way of providing individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS is run by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The Agency will work with participants, their families and carers to assess eligibility for the scheme and to work with participants to develop support plans to meet their needs. Funding packages provided through the NDIS will assist participants to achieve their goals by choosing the services most important to them.
NSW Health is working closely with the NDIA to ensure that our patients, their families and carers can make the most of the opportunities and services available through the NDIS.
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network does not provide NDIS funding or packages, all applications must be made through the National Disability Insurance Agency.
However, staff at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and The Children's Hospital at Westmead can provide information and advice to help you apply and understand the scheme.
Professional enquiries or questions for the SCHN in relation to the NDIS can be directed to: SCHN-NDIS@health.nsw.gov.au.
Please note: Confidential information will not be provided to external agencies or providers.