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How do I get NDIS Ready?

The NDIS began in a number of trial sites around Australia from July 2013.  From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will be introduced in stages around Australia over three years to ensure it is successful and sustainable.

People will enter the NDIS differently. In some states and territories, the NDIS will be rolled out by area while in others people will enter by age groups.

Visit your state and territory page to find out when the NDIS is coming to your area.

What can people with a disability, their families and carers do to get ready for the NDIS?

  • Learn if you might be able to access the NDIS. Complete the access checklist.
  • Think about your life now, your current informal and formal supports, and what is working and what might need to change. Learn about reasonable and necessary supports.
  • Identify your strengths, interests, challenges and consider your goals or what you might want to achieve. Read about the types of services and supports the NDIS can provide.
  • Write these things down and collect any reports, assessments or information you might find helpful for when the NDIS comes to you.

Open Minds will help you get ready for NDIS. Contact us at any time on 1300 673 664 or email us at