NDIS in 5 steps


Check eligibility

If you're not sure whether you are eligible for NDIS support, take a look at the checklist on the NDIS website

If you are already attending George Gray Centre, we will be able to assist you with applying for NDIS support.



what are your needs and goals?

Before you meet with your NDIA planner, it’s important to think about your needs, goals and aspirations. The planning process covers all areas of your life, so it’s important to allow time to think about what you would like to get out of your NDIS plan. You can choose to have family, carers, friends or others to be part of your decision-making or to support you in the planning process, including the meeting with your planner.

How GGC can support you through the planning process:
  • We are able to offer one-on-one pre-planning sessions to current customers to assist them in preparing for their first meeting with their NDIA planner.

  • We are able to support you during your NDIA planning meeting, if you wish. Decisions about your support plan and your NDIS funding package, however remain yours to make with your NDIA planner.



organise meeting with ndia planner

If you are eligible, an NDIA planner or Local Area Coordinator will contact you to arrange a planning meeting. This meeting will involve discussing your goals, work through the supports and services you currently receive and those you’d like to receive in future, in order to create a specific plan for you. Bring your completed pre-planning booklet (step 2) with you, along with any other relevant documentation from current providers, or medical professionals. The planner doesn’t necessarily need to see all of this, but it is useful to have it on hand in case you need to refer to it.

Your plan will be based on your goals, circumstances and needs and can include things like your living arrangements, employment, transport, social activities and aspirations. Some people may require more than one meeting with their planner. In the past these have taken place face-to-face or over the phone but the NDIS has now said that most, if not all, planning meetings will now take place face-to-face.



Put your plan into action

As part of the planning process, you get to decide what works best for you in putting your plan into action and managing funding and service providers that best suit your needs. Depending on how you choose to manage your funding (in step 3), you can either: manage the funding yourself, nominate someone (often a family member) to manage your funding for you, use a registered plan management provider or have the NDIA manage the funding for you.

Our team at George Gray Centre is here to assist you throughout the planning process including implementing your plan. 



review of your ndis plan

You will review your plan with your NDIS planner periodically. This is an opportunity to look at what’s working and what’s not. You are also able to request a review at any time if your circumstances change.