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What is NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support for people with a disability, their families and carers.

Funding is attached to an individual based on the supports included in their NDIS plan, so getting the best plan possible is very important.

The NDIS is an insurance scheme, which takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early, to improve their outcomes later in life, and fun a range of disability support services.

The NDIS has no impact on Disability Support Pension or Carer Allowance.

NDIS Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you must:

  1. Be an Australian citizen OR permanent resident OR hold a Protected Special Category Visa.
  2. Be under 65 years old.
  3. Usually need support from a person or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent

What is an NDIS plan?

An NDIS plan includes the supports with attached funding which you need to live well. Supports are based on individual needs, and can include a range of services, including:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Auslan
  • Housing

For more information on NDIS plans and funding, visit our FAQs page.

Marriott can help you put your plan together, including determining the best NDIS provider for your needs. Don’t take a back seat; rather, take an active role with your family and/or carers to ensure the plan includes all supports important to you. Every plan is different for each person, and Marriott’s Support Coordination can help you.



Barb, Mother of Lucy who participates at Marriott Community Hub

‘We were anxious at first about the NDIS because Lucy is so happy with her current supports that we didn’t want the NDIS to reduce her supports. Marriott was really helpful in preparing for NDIS, for example they hosted a course with Carers Vic, and Sarah helped us be succinct with the goals for Lucy and was always happy to answer our questions. So when we went for our NDIS planning meeting we were organised and felt confident and it did go well.’


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New CEO to start 1 July 2018

June 27 2018

The Board is very pleased to announce that Janine Simpkin has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marriott Support Services, with effect from 1 July 2018. Janine’s appointment follows an extensive recruitment campaign in the open market, and we all extend our warmest congratulations to her. We are confident that, under her leadership, Marriott will […]

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Kingston Town Hall, Melbourne

Marriott Support Services Annual General Meeting

November 12 2018

Bring your friends and family for an enjoyable evening to hear what Marriott has achieved and celebrate our wonderful Marriott Community. At the Kingston Town Hall More information to follow.

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100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon, Melbourne

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

May 03 2018

Every year for 10 years our Community hub in McKinnon has hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and last year we raised $800. Join us again this year with family and friends on 3rd August at 100 Wheatley Road, McKinnon so together we can work to raise vital money for people affected by cancer. All of […]

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