About the NDIS

What is the NDIS?

The new way of providing disability support is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Under the NDIS, BHN provides disability services.

Australians with permanent and significant disabilities, under 65, will have access to reasonable and necessary supports to allow them to live an ordinary life under the NDIS.

You can benefit from the NDIS in the following ways:

  • Maintain your informal support system such as your friends and family
  • Get involved in community activities and services – such as sports clubs, community groups, libraries or charities – in your community
  • A reasonable and necessary funded support can be provided to you by the NDIS. In other words, they are required for you to live an ordinary life and achieve your goals
  • Get mainstream services and supports – those offered by doctors and teachers through the health and education systems to all Australians. Additionally, the NDIS connects you with relevant disability service providers

NDIS is established by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act).

You can contact our intake team on 9684 4281 or via email at triageclinician@starhealth.org.au if you have any questions about the NDIS or BHN as a disability service provider.