What if you don't want to be an NDIS participant anymore?

You can choose to leave the NDIS at any time, if you no longer want to be a participant.

This might be because you have met your goals, or have developed your skills and independence and don’t need the NDIS anymore.

You can always contact us if you want to talk about whether leaving the NDIS is the best option for you.

If your situation changes after you leave, you can always apply again, and we’ll let you know if you’re eligible.

How do you let us know you want to leave the NDIS?

If you want to leave the NDIS, you’ll need to let us know in writing. 

You can fill in the Leaving the NDIS form . You can also email or send a letter to let us know that you want to leave the NDIS. You can also contact us if you’d like some help.

There are many services in the community you can contact if you need supports after you leave. A local area coordinator or early childhood partner can help you find local supports that aren’t funded by the NDIS. They can still help you even if you’re not a participant anymore.

If you choose to leave, just remember:

  • Your plan ends on the day you let us know in writing that you wish to leave. 
  • You can’t use your NDIS funding once you let us know in writing that you wish to leave. 
  • You’ll no longer be an NDIS participant. 

If you want to become a participant again, you’ll need to apply again. If you reapply, there’s no guarantee you’ll become a participant again. You’ll need to meet all the eligibility requirements.

Remember, to be eligible for the NDIS, you must be younger than 65 on the day you apply. If you’re turning 65 soon and want to apply again after you leave, contact us so we can help you apply on time.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements.

If we stop your NDIS plan because you ask to leave, you can’t ask for an internal review.

This is because when you write to us and ask to leave the NDIS, the law says we need to both:

  • remove you from the NDIS
  • end your plan, without us needing to make a reviewable decision.

Learn more about what decisions can be reviewed.

This page current as of
23 October 2023
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