People with disability

Where to access disability services

Find out more about the NDIS and Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) roll-out in North East Melbourne Area. Along with more NDIS resources.

The City of Darebin was one of the first Local Government Areas as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) national roll-out beginning on 1 July, 2016.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is funded by the Commonwealth Government.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is the Commonwealth Government Agency that oversees the NDIS.

If you are an NDIS service provider wanting to connect with Council, please refer to our Access and Inclusion in City of Darebin: Information for NDIS Service Providers.

Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) and the NDIS roll-out in North East Melbourne Area

Since July 2016, the BSL has been delivering Local Area Coordination (LAC) supports across Darebin, Yarra, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule. If you live with disability, they will support you to identify and pursue your lifestyle goals by developing a plan and linking you to mainstream or community services.
NDIS participants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander can ask to talk to a member of the BSL NDIS Aboriginal Participation Team.

BSL are also providing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) supports. ECEI services support children 0-6 years with a disability or developmental delay and their parent/carers to get information and access to supports.

How to contact the BSL NDIS Team

Phone: 1300 BSL NDIS (1300 275 634) / 1300 BSL ECEI (1300 275 323)
Email: /

Or drop into one of their offices during business hours:

  • Banyule and Nillumbik - 65 Main Street, Greensborough
  • Darebin - 293 High Street, Preston
  • Whittlesea - 1/1 Latitude Drive, Thomastown
  • Yarra - 95 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Information about the NDIS

Support communicating with the NDIA (video)
NDIS Easy English fact sheets for participants
NDIS information in languages other than English - Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese, simple and traditional Chinese, Filipino, French, Greek, Italian, Macedonian and Samoan
Supports funded by the NDIS

Resources for participants (people with a disability) - What is the NDIS?

Accessing the NDIS (video)
My NDIS Pathway - A Guide to being an NDIS Participant
Supports funded by the NDIS 



The Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program supports those with lived experience of disability who are not NDIS participants.