Friday, February 22, 2013

Beware of NDIS Scammers

With the launch of the NDIS coming in June, there have been reports of individuals taking advantage of this situation by claiming to work for the Government.

These individuals have then asked people to pay an administration fee to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

These claims are false, and someone making these claims is part of a scam.

There is no need for people to pay a fee to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The Government is investing $1 billion to launch the first stage of the NDIS in five sites across the country from July this year.

The NDIS Launch Transition Agency will deliver the first stage of the NDIS and in the lead up to launch will communicate with many people with disability in the launch sites.

However, the Launch Transition Agency will not be seeking fees from anyone to participate in the scheme.

You should be very wary of anyone asking for payments for Government schemes, including the NDIS.

Please make sure you do not give any personal details to anyone who tells you there is a fee for the NDIS.

If you are concerned that your privacy has been breached or you have provided personal details as a result of one of these calls, you should report it to the police.

You can also report a scam and get further information at the Government’s Scamwatch website,, or call the hotline on 1300 795 995.

If you have any further enquiries about this scam, you can email

If you want to know more about the facts of the NDIS please go to the Government’s official web site at

Monday, February 4, 2013

Consultation on the NDIS Rules

On the 1st of February the Australian Government released an NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Consultation Paper.

This paper talks about the Rules by which the NDIS will operate under.

The Rules will also guide how each person will experience the NDIS as well as the effective management of the scheme, now and into the future.

The Rules are still under development and the Government is seeking feedback and so are encouraging people to have their say via

Your Say the new forum about the NDIS Rules 

or provide feedback via email to or 

via the NDIS postal address below:

PO BOX 6555

The closing date for submissions is 1 March 2013.

You can access the Consultation Paper via these links– Accessible Word Doc [59kB] / PDF [587kB]