Submissions & Consultations

Participant First: Help shape the NDIS

The Participant First Initiative Is an opportunity for NDIS participants, their nominees, their carers or people with disability who are not NDIS participants to help shape and reform the NDIS. The NDIA want to hear from you about the best ways to improve their approach and to Help improve their policies, services, templates and more.

Own Motion Inquiry into Aspects of Supported Accommodation in the NDIS

The Inquiry will examine the experiences of participants living in supported accommodation through examining Reportable Incidents and Complaints that have occurred in connection with the supported accommodation services provided by a small number of NDIS providers that are large providers of supported accommodation. The Inquiry will also to identify any available models for the delivery … Continued

What do you think of the updated Plan Implementation Directory?

The NDIS has updated its Plan Implementation Directory based on user feedback. The updates include new Easy Read guides and animated videos to make it easier for participants, their families, and carers to organise and implement a NDIS plan. The test version is now live. To keep improving it, tell the NDIS what you think about the directory and what would make it better. Ideasand feedback for future versions, should be sent to:

Social Services Regulation Reform

Closing date: March 30, 2023

Across 2020 and 2021, new legislation (Social Services Regulation Act 2021) was drafted in consultation with stakeholders and passed into law in late 2021. The Act establishes a new regulatory framework for social services, which will help keep Victorians who use social services safe from harms such as abuse and neglect. Between January 2022 and … Continued

Capability and Culture of the NDIA

Closing date: October 12, 2022

As part of the committee’s role to inquire into and report on the implementation, performance, governance, administration and expenditure of the NDIS, the committee has decided to conduct an inquiry into the Capability and Culture of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The committee particularly welcomes submissions from people with disability, families and carers; allied health professionals; and representative organisations. 

Note: There are 2 closing dates.  Submissions received on or before October 12 will be considered for hearings in 2022.  Submissions received after 12 October will be considered for hearings in 2023.

Consultation Draft – National Principles to Address Coercive Control

Closing date: November 11, 2022

The Australian Government and state and territory governments are working together to develop National Principles to Address Coercive Control, which will outline a common understanding of coercive control and its impacts. Once finalised, the National Principles will help raise awareness of coercive control, inform more effective responses to family and domestic violence, and promote more consistent support and safety outcomes for victim-survivors. You can contribute to a shared national understanding of coercive control by providing your feedback on the draft National Principles by completing a survey.

Disability Inclusion Bill Exposure Draft

Closing date: October 31, 2022

The Victorian Government is reviewing the Disability Act 2006 following the full roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is important that Victoria’s disability legislation is contemporary and fit-for-purpose. The review of the Disability Act is part of the broader reform agenda set out in Inclusive Victoria: State disability plan 2022–2026. As part of the review, the government is seeking your views on creating a new Disability Inclusion Act, including the establishment of a Commissioner for Disability Inclusion. The new Disability Inclusion Act would sit alongside the Disability Act.