Assistant Travel and Transport


Assistant Travel and Transport

NDIS participants who need to use transport services as part of their NDIS plan can request NDIS transport allowance to help cover the costs. This allowance can be used to cover the cost of public transport, taxis, or private transport services. In order to receive NDIS transport allowance, participants must have an NDIS plan that includes this funding. The amount of NDIS transport allowance available will depend on the individual’s needs and budget. NDIS transport allowance can be requested through an NDIS planner or occupational therapist. Providers who wish to offer NDIS transport services must be registered with the NDIS. For more information about NDIS travel allowance and how to request it, please contact us.

Assistant Travel and Transport

A participant will generally be able to access funding through the NDIS for transport assistance if the participant cannot use public transport without substantial difficulty due to their disability. Funding takes into account any relevant taxi subsidy scheme, and it does not cover transport assistance for carers to transport their family member with a disability for everyday commitments.

Please note this information is related to participant transport arrangements and does not relate to travel for providers of supports as detailed in the Support Cluster Definition and Pricing document on the NDIS website.

There are three levels of supports for transport assistance, as set out below. The three levels are used to provide a transport budget for participants. NDIA funded supports are indexed on an annual basis.

Three new participant transport support levels

Level 1 – The NDIS will provide up to $1,606 per year for participants who are not working, studying or attending day programs but are seeking to enhance their community access.

Level 2 – The NDIS will provide up to $2,472 per year for participants who are currently working or studying part-time (up to 15 hours a week), participating in day programs and for other social, recreational or leisure activities.

Level 3 – The NDIS will provide up to $3,456 per year for participants who are currently working, looking for work, or studying, at least 15 hours a week, and are unable to use public transport because of their disability.

Exceptional circumstances: participants may receive higher funding if the participant has either general or funded supports in their plan to enable their participation in employment.


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