The NDIS provides transport assistance so that all participants have an equal opportunity to get around. Transport is an essential aspect of life for people living with disabilities, allowing them to engage with the community, contribute to the economy, educate themselves, and achieve greater independence. Various arrangements are available, from help with public transport to the provision of taxis. Participants whose disabilities prevent them from accessing ordinary forms of transport can take advantage of special arrangements that cater to their specific needs.
Note that the NDIS guarantees funding for “reasonable and necessary” transport assistance and requires that participants use the least expensive form of transport available to them.
The ‘Transport’ category of the NDIS core supports helps cover transport costs associated with specialised schooling or education programs, reaching your place of employment, or participating in other community or recreational activities. Participants receive funds fortnightly in advance to pay for services of their choice.