Community connections are all about helping you find the supports you need in your local community.
Community connections are available for people with disability aged 9 to 64, even if you are not eligible for the NDIS. If you are aged 65 or older, we will provide you information on your local aged care services.
Community connections are available to people with disability living in Australia regardless of their citizenship or visa status. However, you will need to meet the eligibility requirements, including the residency requirements, to be eligible for the NDIS. To find out more about the NDIS eligibility requirements, go to Applying to the NDIS.
The support you get through community connections will be different depending on your needs. Community connections generally occur over one or two meetings, but for some people, it might be a regular conversation depending on your needs. There is no limit to the number of times you can contact your local area coordinator. If you get community connections, you may not need long-term support funded by the NDIS.
Community connections can support you to do what is important to you. This can include getting supports you need to be more independent and do more of the things you enjoy in your local community. Being connected to your community can improve wellbeing and support your safety.