New South Wales prescribed programs

We may have decided you were eligible because you had support from one of the following programs in New South Wales.

If so, you will remain eligible for the NDIS even if your residency or citizenship status changes.

This also includes if you were eligible under one of these programs, but now live in a different state or territory.

These programs were provided to residents of New South Wales, and were administered by the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services for people younger than 65.

New South Wales programs:

Large Residential Centres

  • Large Residential Centre/Institution

Group Home

  • Small Residential Centre/Institution

  • Group Homes

Community High

  • Hostels
  • Attendant Care
  • In-home Accommodation Support
  • Alternative Family Placement
  • Other Accommodation Support

Community Support

  • Therapy Services for Individuals
  • Early Childhood Intervention
  • Behaviour/Specialist Intervention
  • Counselling
  • Regional Resource and Support Teams
  • Case Management, Local Coordination and Development
  • Other Community Support

Community Access

  • Learning and Life Skills Development
  • Recreation/Holiday Programs
  • Other Community Access


  • Own Home Respite
  • Centre-based Respite/Respite Homes
  • Host Family Respite/Peer Support Respite
  • Flexible/Combination Respite
  • Other Respite

Community Care

  • Domestic assistance
  • Social support
  • Nursing care received at home or at centre/other
  • Allied health care received at home or at centre/other by intervention type
  • Personal care
  • Centre-based day care
  • Other food services
  • Respite care
  • Assessment including screening (client)
  • Assessment including screening (carer)
  • Case management
  • Client care coordination (client)
  • Client care coordination (carer)
  • Home maintenance
  • Counselling/support, information and advocacy (client)
  • Counselling/support, information and advocacy (carer)
  • Meals received at home or at centre/other
  • Goods and equipment (self-care aids, support and mobility aids, communication aids, aids for reading, medical care aids, car modifications, other goods/equipment)
  • Formal linen services
  • Transport - Client – number of one-way individual or group trips by purpose
  • Home modification

Commonwealth programs

  • Better Start for Children with Disability
  • Disability Employment Assistance: Australian Disability Enterprises
  • Helping Children with Autism
  • Younger Onset Dementia Key Worker Program
  • Outside School Hours Care for Teenagers with Disability
  • Remote Vision and Hearing Services 
This page current as of
31 October 2022
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