The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is part of a nation wide funding scheme to assist those with disabilities that may impact their everyday life. The scheme is available to be eligible for the NDIS you need to:

  • Meet residency requirements
  • Be aged between 0-65 years
  • Meet disability requirements
  • Meet early intervention requirements

To access speech pathology through Gotcha Talking, we recommend using a plan manager or being self-managed.

For more information about being eligible for the NDIS go to

Centrelink Carer’s Allowance

Children under the age of 16 with severe communication difficulties, are able to have their parents/carers apply for this allowance. It is not means tested and you are able to have your speech therapist assist in the completion of these forms following an initial assessment. For more information go to: