Centacare and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS aims to provide eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life. The NDIS will ensure that people with disability are given every opportunity to make their own decisions.

Centacare South West NSW is registered to provide supports for NDIS participants and is committed to supporting the introduction of the scheme throughout the Riverina Murray.” We will help raise community awareness and encourage access to support services, community activities, and other government initiatives.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is to be progressively phased in across the country commencing July 2016.


The NDIS will become available in the Murrumbidgee district from July 2017.

The Murrumbidgee district covers the local government areas of Albury, Berrigan, Bland, Boorowa, Carrathool, Conargo, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Corowa Shire, Deniliquin, Greater Hume Shire, Griffith, Gundagai, Harden, Hay, Jerilderie, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Temora, Tumbarumba, Tumut Shire, Urana, Wagga Wagga, Wakool, and Young.

Ovens Murray

The NDIS will become available in the Ovens Murray area from 1 October 2017.

The Ovens Murray area covers the local government areas of Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga.

Who can access the NDIS?

To access the NDIS people must:

  • Live in a district where the NDIS is available;
  • Meet the age and residency requirements; and
  • Meet either the disability or early intervention requirements.

The access checklist on the NDIS website, http://www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist, provides more information on access requirements.

For further information please following the web links provided :

http://www.ndis.gov.au/ (Australian Government)

http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/ (NSW Government)

http://www.vic.gov.au/ndis.html (Victorian Government)

or contact:

Greg Lowe
Project Manager - Centacare South West NSW
02 6923 3888 - loweg@centacareswnsw.org.au