Guideline for appointing a nominee

If you’re 18 or older, you have the right to make decisions about your business with the NDIS. If you’re not able to make decisions, even with support, you will need representative decision-making. The person undertaking this role is called a nominee and they do this voluntarily.

If you have a nominee, they’ll be responsible for making decisions about your business with the NDIS and doing things on your behalf. They must listen to your wishes and do things that support your personal and social wellbeing. They must also try to help you learn how to make your own decisions.

The guidelines provide:

  • Consistency and transparency about how nominee decisions are made.
  • Explanation of nominee roles and responsibilities.
  • Outline of the nominee’s role to improve the participant’s capacity to make their own decisions
  • Information about agency-initiated appointments

These guidelines were refreshed in March 2022.

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Thursday 7th April, 2022

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