ART refocus commencing Monday 18 December 2023

In response to recent changes to the National Disability Insurance Agency's (NDIA) access pathway, the Assessment and Referral Team will refocus its efforts commencing Monday 18 December to support Queenslanders aged 7-65 who:

  • live in a remote or very remote location that is not a Local Area Coordination Partners in the Community (LAC PitC) location
  • are a young person connected to the Youth Justice Stronger Communities Initiative or are a serious repeat offender
  • are a child or young person connected to the child protection system
  • are an adult living in community and connected to offender support programs (Court Link and QPS)
  • are an adult living in level 3 supported accommodation
  • identify as culturally and linguistically diverse and are engaged with resettlement and refugee programs
  • are referred for emergency support.

Referrals for at-risk children and young people aged 7-25 who live in a NDIA LAC PitC location will no longer be considered after close of business Friday 15 December 2023, unless they meet the criteria above.

ART can help you throughout the NDIS access process by:

  • Filling out application forms, preparing and collecting documentation and, where required, arranging specialised assessments
  • Liaising with doctors and specialists to gather information and evidence
  • Submitting your completed application to the NDIS and tracking its progress until you receive an outcome.

Note: If you would like to access and / or download a copy of your referral after you submit it, please register here before you submit your referral.

NDIS access capacity building for government and sector workers

ART are currently updating capacity building content to reflect recent changes to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) access pathway.

It is anticipated new training opportunities will become available early in 2024.

Ask ART for help or make a referral for a child or young person you support.

Check eligibility - the first step is to make sure you, or the child or young person you support, is eligible to apply for the NDIS. If you get stuck, just let us know and we can help you check eligibility.

Email ART - email In your email, please include your name and phone number and a case manager will contact you in 5 to 10 working days.

Phone ART - call 1800 569 040 and talk to an ART team member.

Web - find more information on this website

Lodge a referral online - submit an online referral for someone you support.

Download a referral form - print out a copy of the referral form. 

Download a fillable form - fill in this form and submit via email or submit via our online lodgement option.