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What is the NDIS?


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

Am I eligible?

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for NDIS funded supports:

  • Disability and early intervention requirements are met
  • Residency requirements are met
  • You are under the age of 65 years

Residency Requirements


You may meet the residency requirements if you live in Australia and:

  • are an Australian citizen OR
  • hold a Permanent Visa OR
  • hold a Protected Special Category Visa, that is you
    • – were in Australia on a Special Category Visa on 26 February 2001 or
    • – had been in Australia for at least 12 months in the 2 years immediately before 26 February 2001 and you returned to Australia after that day.

Disability Requirements


You may meet the disability requirements if:

  • you have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (i.e. it is likely to be life long) and
  • your impairment substantially reduces your ability to participate effectively in activities, or perform tasks or actions unless you have:
    • assistance from other people or
    • you have assistive technology or equipment (other than common items such as glasses) or
    • you can’t participate effectively even with assistance or aides and equipment and
  • your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation and
  • you are likely to require support under the NDIS for your lifetime.

Early Intervention Requirements


You may meet the early intervention requirements:

  • if you have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent and
  • there is evidence that getting supports now (early interventions) will help you by:
    • reducing how much help you will need to do things because of your impairment in the future and
    • improving or reducing deterioration of your functional capacity or
    • helping your family and carers to keep helping you and
    • those supports are most appropriately funded through the NDIS, and not through another service system.


  • you are a child aged under 6 years of age with developmental delay which results in:
    • substantially reduced functional capacity in one or more of the areas of self-care, receptive and expressive language, cognitive development or motor development and
    • results in the need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are of extended duration, and are individually planned and coordinated; and
  • those supports are most appropriately funded through the NDIS, and not through another service system.


Check your eligibility by using the NDIS access tool.

NDIS is rolling out across Queensland

The NDIS arrives in the greater Brisbane area in July 2018 and this has implications for Mamre and the families it supports.

The change from the current state based funding to the new federal based funding (NDIS) will provide families with greater choice and control to choose who provides their service.  Mamre is committed to continuing its responsive and flexible service delivery to the families it currently works with.

Mamre’s Charter states that “… it is the family themselves that point us in the direction we should go”.

Rollout Dates

1 July 2018

  • Logan & Redlands
  • Greater Brisbane Region
  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

1 January 2019

  • Moreton Bay including Strathpine & Caboolture
  • Sunshine Coast, Noosa & Gympie

For any further information about the NDIS and the services Mamre will provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Information about the NDIS in Auslan

The NDIS has now released information in a series of Auslan videos.

Click here to access more NDIS Auslan videos

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NDIS Resources