Ballarat Community Health is a registered provider of the NDIS.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme supports people with disability to achieve their individual goals and to participate in the community and employment.

The NDIS provides funding to eligible participants to access a range of supports aimed at increasing their independence, inclusion, and social and economic participation. Eligible clients are people who currently have or are likely to have a permanent disability, aged up to 64 years.

The NDIS became available in the Central Highlands area from 1 January 2017. The Central Highlands area covers the local government areas of:

  • Ararat
  • Ballarat
  • Golden Plains
  • Hepburn
  • Moorabool
  • Pyrenees

For information on whether you are eligible for the NDIS and how the NDIS planning process works visit the NDIS website.

The Local Area Coordination Service can also assist. They have three roles

  • They will link you to the NDIS
  • Link you to information and support in the community, and
  • Work with their local community to make sure it is more welcoming and inclusive for people with disability.

They can be contacted on 1800 242 696 or by emailing ndis@lchs.com.au