There are many services outside the NDIS that all Australians can use, whether or not they have a disability. Mainstream supports are the supports you can get from other government funded services, like health, mental health and education.
There are also many support services available through community organisations, like religious groups and supports from local councils.
We call these community supports. We can’t fund a support if it’s more appropriately funded or provided by one of these other services.
Governments across Australia work together to make it clear what the NDIS and other government services are responsible for.
This guideline explains how we work out whether supports should be funded or provided by us, or by another service.
Browse the guideline using the links or download a copy: