Your life, your choice

Bamara is a registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

At Bamara, we take a holistic approach to each individual – acknowledging their unique circumstances, understanding what they want to achieve – so we can design our supports and services around their life choices and goals.

At the heart of our organisation are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities.

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme,  commonly referred to as the NDIS, provides funding from the Australian government to people living with disability for their supports and services. The NDIS gives people with disability greater choice and control over the supports they receive and the providers they work with.  

What does it mean that Bamara is a registered NDIS provider?

As a registered NDIS provider, Bamara can deliver supports and services to people who are on an NDIS plan, or looking at accessing an NDIS plan for themselves or family members.

Our supports and services, for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, are high quality and culturally responsive.

We can coordinate different providers, ensuring that participants’ needs are met in a culturally safe, respectful and appropriate manner.

How to apply for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) assesses whether you’re eligible to become an NDIS participant and, if so, how much funding you’ll receive. If you think you, a family member, or a loved one are eligible, Bamara Care can help you apply using the below process.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Visit the NDIS Website, call 1800 800 110 or email to find out if you’re eligible for the NDIS.

Step 2: Make an Access Request

You can make a Verbal Access Request (VAR) or fill out an Access Request Form (ARF). You can do this by phone, email, or at an NDIS or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) office.

Step 3: Get your access decision

The NDIA will write to you to confirm your eligibility for the NDIS. If you’re eligible, you’ll be contacted to arrange a planning meeting.

Step 4: Plan your support

Contact us and we’ll work with you to plan and provide your NDIS supports, so you can live the life you want.


Why partner with Bamara?

Our people care – we’re here to support you and your life choices. All Bamara’s passionate and highly trained staff have the experience, qualifications and dedication to help you live the life you choose.

Our intensive recruitment process includes in-depth interviews, national police checks, and Working with Children checks. 

We also provide our staff with ongoing professional development, including cultural awareness, refresher courses, and accredited training to ensure you continue receiving the very best support.

Attitude and aptitude of staff are both important to us so our thorough referee checks ensure we are confident in the Bamara workers we connect you with.

We are independently certified through Quantum Certification Services

Our services perform strongly against the NDIS Practice Standards, as measured by Quantum Certification Services, an independent third-party.

This means we meet or exceed the quality standards that apply to the disability sector, and that our staff meet all requirements so you can be assured of your safety.

We’ll provide you with a pathway from school to employment

School Leaver Employment Supports (SLES) provides you with a pathway from School to Employment in your chosen field.

We support you as you prepare, look for, and gain employment by helping you:

  • Build on your social and communication skills, ready for the work environment
  • Further develop your numeracy and literacy skills
  • Develop money handling and time management skills
  • With transport preparation
  • Access work experience or any training needed for the job  

Support Coordination

The NDIS empowers you to decide which supports, services and providers you use, however sometimes coordinating supports can be tricky.  

A Support Coordinator helps you organise your supports and manage your NDIS plan – either short-term or ongoing – so you can build on your skills to manage your life more independently, actively participate in your local community, and achieve your goals.  

Support Coordination can help with: 

  • Understanding your NDIS plan
  • Connecting you to supports and service providers 
  • Setting up service agreements with your NDIS providers
  • Planning your schedule    
  • Accessing community services and activities, including learning or employment opportunities, health and accommodation services, and community activities 
  • Liaising with the NDIS when needed 
  • Supporting you through changes or NDIS plan reviews
  • Building your confidence, so you can coordinate your own supports in the future

How can we help?

For any questions or enquiries, please get in touch and complete the form below – we’d love to hear from you.