National Disability Insurance Scheme

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities through an equitable, effective and responsive disability support system.

The NDIS serves as a platform where the community, government and industry can work together to help address the challenges faced by people with disability.

What is the RACP’s role in advocating for people with a disability?

The RACP is committed to advocating for all mainstream health services and programs to meet the health needs of people with disability. 

The College Policy and Advocacy Council’s NDIS Working Party contributes physician and paediatrician perspectives and expertise at various stages of The NDIS roll-out across Australia. 

NDIS Guides for Physicians and Paediatricians

The Working Party aims to equip physicians and paediatricians with the skills and knowledge to work effectively within the new NDIS model and support the delivery of high quality care to their patients with disabilities. To achieve this aim, the RACP has just launched a comprehensive online resource for medical specialists. The NDIS guides for physicians and paediatricians can be accessed at, and provide practical, user-friendly information for RACP members on topics including eligibility, planning and funded supports.

Recent submissions, position statements and media

How can I contribute my expertise?

RACP Trainees and Physicians need to see Represent Your Profession or email or use the online contact form.

Where can I read more?

Read published RACP policies, position statements or submissions by searching the Policy and Advocacy Library.   
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