The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds transportation so you can visit the places you want to go.
There are three tiers of transport funding under the NDIS, and the amount you can access depends on how much you work or study, or if you’re assessed as having a greater need.
For most people accessing NDIS transport funding, there are three levels of funding.
- Level 1 transport funding is up to $1606 a year. This covers you if you don’t work, study or take part in a day program. It allows you to access the community.
- Level 2 transport funding is up to $2472 a year. This covers you if you work, study, take part in a day program, or do social recreational or leisure activities for less than 15 hours a week.
- Level 3 transport funding is up to $3456 a year. This covers you if you work (or are looking for work) or study more than 15 hours a week and can’t use public transport because of your disability.
If your needs are greater, for example if you need general or funded supports to be employed, then you might have a greater transport budget in your NDIS plan.
If you’re designing an NDIS plan or updating the one you have, make sure you think about your transport needs.
If you or your supporters have any queries about the NDIS, you can call People with Disability Australia's (PWDA's) Information, Intake and Referral Service on 1800 843 929.