The NDIS Price Guide: An Overview


The NDIS Price Guide is a vital document that outlines the funding and support available to NDIS participants. It is designed to provide transparency and consistency in pricing across the NDIS service providers. The guide is updated annually and is a crucial reference for participants, support coordinators, and service providers.

Core Supports: The Foundation of NDIS Assistance

Core Supports are the foundation of NDIS support, designed to help participants with their everyday needs. These supports are divided into four categories:

  1. Assistance with Daily Living: This category covers a range of support, including personal care, domestic assistance, and meal preparation. It aims to enhance a participant's ability to live independently.
  2. Transport: Transport support helps participants access their communities and services. It includes assistance with travel training, vehicle modifications, and even funding for taxis or public transport.
  3. Consumables: Consumables refer to items related to a participant's disability support needs, such as continence products, mobility aids, or assistive technology.
  4. Assistance with Social and Community Participation: This category focuses on supports that enable participants to engage with their communities and social networks. It includes support workers for community outings or participation in group activities.

Capacity Building Supports: Empowering Participants for the Future

Capacity Building Supports aim to develop participants' skills and abilities, fostering independence and long-term well-being. These supports are divided into nine categories:

  1. Improved Daily Living: This category focuses on improving personal care skills, communication, and the ability to live independently.
  2. Improved Relationships: Supports in this category aim to enhance participants' social and interpersonal skills, fostering better relationships with family, friends, and the community.
  3. Improved Health and Wellbeing: These supports focus on physical and mental well-being, including exercise programs, dietary advice, and health-related therapy.
  4. Improved Learning: For participants seeking education and skills development, this category includes tutoring, language development, and assistance with study skills.
  5. Improved Life Choices: Supports here center around decision-making, self-management, and building a participant's ability to make informed choices.
  6. Improved Daily Living (Specific to Autism): This category provides specialized supports for participants with autism, focusing on communication and social skills.
  7. Improved Social and Community Participation: Building on community engagement, these supports enable participants to participate more actively in their communities and enjoy recreational activities.
  8. Finding and Keeping a Job: For those seeking employment, this category offers assistance with job training, resume building, and job placement.
  9. Improved Relationships (Specific to Autism): This specialized category offers support tailored to individuals with autism to develop social and communication skills.


The NDIS Price Guide is a valuable resource for understanding the support available to participants. Core Supports address daily needs, while Capacity Building Supports empower individuals for the future. As a public servant, you can appreciate the significance of these services in enhancing the quality of life for Australians with disabilities. By working closely with NDIS planners and support coordinators, participants can tailor their plans to best meet their unique needs and aspirations, making the most of this essential program.