Getting started with the NDIS

Find out how to get started on your NDIS journey and how Yooralla can support you to make the most of your NDIS Plan.

Find out more about how Yooralla can support you with getting your NDIS journey started

What you need to know

The first step to accessing the NDIS is to meet the eligibility criteria.

To be eligible to access the NDIS, you must have a permanent disability that:

  • reduces your ability to participate effectively in activities, or perform tasks or actions, unless you have support, and
  • affects your capacity for social and economic participation, and
  • means you are likely to require support under the NDIS for a lifetime.

You must also be:

  • an Australian citizen, or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, or
  • hold a Protected Special Category Visa, and
  • be aged under 65

Find out if you are eligible for the NDIS on the Read more at

Meet the eligibility criteria? 

You can then contact the NDIS and ask for an Access Request form, or alternatively, download the Access Request form from the NDIS website.

What's next?

Prepare for your NDIS planning meeting

Your planning meeting is the discussion you will have with a planner to help determine what goes in your NDIS plan. Yooralla can support you to prepare for your planning meeting and get the most out of your NDIS plan.

Read more about how Yooralla can support you to prepare for your planning meeting.

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The NDIS explained

To help you understand the NDIS, we have delved into some of it’s more complex concepts. Read more about different topics across your NDIS journey so you are fully informed about what they mean for you.

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Request a service

Request a service from Yooralla or speak to our Yooralla Connect team with any questions you may have for yourself or the person you care for. 

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