National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Hobsons Bay

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Hobsons Bay

The NDIS is a National and State Government led initiative that will change the way people with a disability, their families and carers receive support. It will largely replace existing systems of disability care and support. The aim is that participants will have increased choice of services, and greater flexibility of supports.

If you are under the age of 65 and have a permanent and significant disability, you should test your eligibility for the NDIS. 

When is the NDIS being rolled out?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be introduced to Hobsons Bay in October 2018. The NDIS is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

Am I eligible for the NDIS?

To be eligible for the NDIS, you need to meet eligibility criteria, including:

  • being under 65

  • meeting certain Australian residency requirements

  • having a permanent and significant disability

    For more information visit the NDIS access check-list or call 1800 800 110.

Where can I find more information about the NDIS?

To find out more information, you can:

Upcoming NDIS information sessions in Hobsons Bay


The NDIA are hosting information sessions in Newport on 29 May 2018 for potential participants, family, service providers and community members in Hobsons Bay. Sessions are designed to help people and their families get ready for their first plan conversation:

  • What will I be asked about in my first NDIS Planning conversation?

  • What is an NDIS Goal?

  • Who helps me to make my NDIS Plan?

  • Who makes decisions about what is funded in my NDIS Plan?

  • How can I manage NDIS funding?


    NDIS staff will be available to answer your questions.

    When: Tuesday 29 May 2018

    Location: Newport Community Hub, 13 Mason Street, Newport, Victoria

    Community Information Sessions

  • Session 1. 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Session 2. 6.30pm – 8.30pm


Please register online

Please refer to the NDIS Events in Victoria page for additional events.

VALID and Gateway Community Services

FREE information session in Altona Meadows on 23 May 2018 covering:

  • NDIA basics

  • how to prepare for transition

  • latest NDIS updates

    When: Wednesday 23 May 2018

    Location: Altona Meadows Library, 1st floor meeting room, 2 Newham Way, Altona Meadows

  • Session 10am – 12pm

Bookings essential, please contact Gateway Community Services on 0408 324 932 or email

Upcoming NDIS sessions in the West

  • Free NDIS workshops in Maribyrnong May –September 2018
  • NDIS Expo in Wyndham Thursday 7 June 2018, 10am to 3pm, Hoppers Crossing
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