The federal government has a new way of paying for interpreting services. The new name is National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS is a way of providing support for people with a disability in Australia. It is being trialled in several regions before being fully rolled out across Australia in 2019. View trial sites.
For more information about the NDIS, please see NABS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Fact Sheet.
NABS is holding a series of NDIS workshops for the Deaf community. For more information on where we will be visiting and when, visit our NDIS Workshops page.
Here is some information on getting ready for NDIS. If your situation changes make sure you speak with NDIS Planner about your needs.
If you are Deaf, under 65 years old and living in a trial site, you may be able to get a NDIS Plan. To find out more, visit the My Access Checker.
NABS is now a registered service provider for the NDIS. If you have a NDIS Plan that includes interpreting hours, please remember to tell us when you book an interpreter.
The Contact Centre will continue to operate and bookings will be received and made for new and existing clients. You don't need a NDIS package to contact NABS.
New office hours to make a booking from July 1, 2016: 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
You can contact NABS If you have specific questions relating to how NDIS will affect NABS interpreting services:
Phone: 1800 246 945
TTY: 1800 246 948
SMS: 0427 671 261
930 Gympie Road,
Phone: 1800 24 69 45