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National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme in South Australia

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for children and people who have a developmental delay or permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The NDIS is a major change to the way that disability services are administered. The Commonwealth Government is working with State and Territory Governments on the roll-out of the NDIS which is occurring in stages. In South Australia, the trial of the NDIS has started with children in stages.

Further information regarding the NDIS in South Australia can be found at NDIS in South Australia.

From July 1 2016, the NDIS will progressively roll out and is due for completion by July 2018.

By 2018, all people with disabilities aged 0 to 65 that meet the NDIS eligibility criteria will be included in the NDIS.

Services provided by Domiciliary Equipment Service for NDIS Participants

In South Australia, the Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES) is the "in-kind" equipment provider for the NDIS trial. DES is responsible for meeting participants' approved assistive technology (AT) needs, through the purchase, customisation and provision of AT (including home modifications) for participants. DES will supply each participant with either refurbished or new AT to meet a need that has been determined as reasonable and necessary. If a need is out of scope for DES, the NDIA will seek quotes from other AT providers to supply the item.

Further information for NDIS participants and providers regarding access to AT through the NDIS can be found below

Submitting a Request for AT

To request an equipment item or home modification for a NDIA participant through DES you must complete the below form(s) and email it to or fax it to 1300 295 839.

Equipment Request

Home Modification Request

Support Resources for Assistive Technology Selection

The Assistive Technology Services - Selection page contains numerous supporting documents to assist providers in the assessment and selection of a variety of equipment and home modifications.

The DES Equipment Catalogue contains  a listing of items available from the DES Warehouse. The item listings contain images, specifications, clinical considerations and supporting documents to help prescribe a piece of equipment.

Note: You can find the item code for most items on the Equipment Catalogue to assist filling in the Prescription Form.

Terms and Conditions

Equipment and Home Modifications supplied through DES may  have terms and conditions associated with them please ensure you have read any relevant information related to the DES Terms and Conditions.

Contact the NDIS

Phone 1800 800 110 for any queries specific to the NDIS, or visit the NDIS website for further contact options.

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