Who does what in the NDIS?


  • Are people with disability with a current NDIS plan.
  • Use their plans to purchase supports that align with their areas of life goals such as independent living, community participation and capacity building.

Local Area Coordinators (LAC):

  • Help people with disability gather the evidence they need to complete an NDIS Access Request.
  • Assist participants to establish goals and support them through the planning and plan implementation process.
  • Provide information about mainstream supports to both participants and people with disability who are not eligible for the NDIS.

Support Coordinators:

  • Help participants connect to NDIS and other supports.
  • Build a participant’s capacity and capability to understand their plan, navigate the NDIS and make their own decisions.
  • Broker supports and services in line with a participant’s wishes and their plan budget.
  • Monitor plan budgets and support effectiveness.

Disability Advocates:

  • Act, speak or write to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with disability on an issues basis when their rights have been breached or denied.
  • Are independent. They sit outside of the NDIS and disability service systems.