GTK and the NDIS
The NDIS stands for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS is a new way to help people under 65 with disability get care and supports.If you are unfamiliar with the NDIS and where to start, this information may help you:
Step 2: Apply for the NDIS
Call the NDIS on 1800 800 110, or email them at
and ask them to send you a copy of their Access Request form and an NDIS Access Pack.
Step 3: Your NDIS planning session
Step 4: Implement your plan
Previously, government funding was provided to organisations e.g. PADP, who then provided services to people with disability. The NDIS now gives control of the funding directly to the person with a disability, who can then access the services they choose.
- Powered mobility
- Manual wheelchairs
- Seating and positioning for your wheelchair
- Wheelchair accessories including drive controls and powered assist for manual chairs
- 24-hour positioning
- Bathing or toileting equipment
- Car seats
- Recreational mobility
The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the NDIA is the National Disability Insurance Agency that implements the NDIS. It’s an insurance scheme because every Australian contributes to it for anyone who is born with or who acquires a disability.
An NDIS Plan sets out the individual support services for a participant in the scheme. It is based on the results of your planning meeting, and should reflect your goals and the support you need to achieve them.
After the planning process is complete, you will be provided with an NDIS plan, which outlines the support and funding available to you for the time of your plan (typically one year). You may use this funding to buy services directly or through the support service you choose.
Repairs and maintenance should be covered under your NDIS Plan. If the repair cost is substantial, your plan may need to be reviewed.