How do I know if I am eligible for the NDIS? To be eligible for the NDIS and receive a funding package for your child, your child must meet the following: Have a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities Be under 65 years of age when first accessing the scheme Be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa. Access does not depend on having a formal diagnosis. Use the NDIS Access Checklist tool to find out if you are eligible to receive assistance from the NDIS. Children aged under 7 years old who do not meet eligibility criteria for an NDIS Plan may still be eligible to receive some supports from the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partners. In our area the ECEI partner is Northcott. They are located at 13 Valencia Street, Mayfield. Phone is 1800 818 286.