Can my child be a participant in the NDIS?

For primary school aged children (who are at least 7 years of age) participants in the NDIS must meet the following requirements:

1. Permanent residency requirements

  • Australian citizen
  • Permanent visa
  • –Or a ‘Special Category Visa’ holder


2. Meets the disability requirements

  • Permanent Disability that is either intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory, physical or a psychiatric condition


  • Reduced ability to perform tasks or actions or participation in activities, such as communication, social interaction, learning, mobility, self care or self-management


  • Need support for your lifetime