NDIS Funding for Child Health and Development

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Early Childhood Early Interventions (ECEI) are Government insurance schemes. They provide support for Australian children with disabilities, and their families and carers.

Our Child Health and Development team provides the following services under the Government’s NDIS and ECEI schemes:

  • speech pathology
  • dietetics
  • occupational therapy

We can also provide the following services for children. These services are not NDIS or ECEI funded, but can be free or only incur a low fee:

  • paediatrics
  • maternal child health nursing
  • general practice
  • referrals to our casework and counselling teams.

Click here to learn more about the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.


  • Children aged 0 – 7
  • Children with many needs, or children with needs that are severe and likely to be ongoing
  • Children living in the North East Melbourne Area.

How does Early Childhood Early Intervention work at North Richmond Community Health?

Our Child Health and Development team will assess your child to identify strengths, difficulties and changes. The assessment will form goals for your child and strategies to reach them. Your child will be paired with a Key Worker who:

  • develops your child’s goals 
  • guides your family through your child’s treatment plan
  • helps with your paperwork.


Accessing NDIS Funding

To find out more about applying for NDIS Funding, contact our NDIS partner, the Brotherhood of St Laurence:

  • Website
  • Phone: 1300 BSL ECEI (1300 275 323)
  • Email: ecei.access@bsl.org.au


Our price is the current fee schedule set out by the NDIA.  

Getting the right help for you

Our services may not be the most appropriate fit for your child and family, but we can help you to find a more appropriate or specialist service. Our goal is to help your family receive the best care possible.


North Richmond Community Health is supported by the Victorian Government.

North Richmond Community Health is a registered NDIS provider

Key information

How to apply for NDIS funding for your child

Contact our NDIS partner, the Brotherhood of St Laurence:


How to access North Richmond Community Health’s services

For more information about accessing our NDIS services for your child, please contact our Intake Team:

(03) 9418 9965



Send referral letter from your clinician to Intake at: North Richmond Community Health 23 Lennox St Richmond, VIC 3121


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