ECCV NDIS Transition Projects

ECCV is currently coordinating two projects relating to the Transition to the NDIS. These ECCV projects are funded until July 2019 by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The focus of these ECCV projects are on consumers, and on ethnic and multicultural disability service providers.

Consumer Support

The TSP aims to support culturally and linguistically diverse people with a disability and their families and carers to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as it becomes available across Victoria until June 2019. ECCV is working with other funded consumer agencies, the NDIA and Local Area Coordinating partners to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse consumers are included in their transition activities. ECCV is also developing a community engagement strategy to target vulnerable communities and provide links to accessing the NDIS. 

Contact Person: Hanaa Grave, NDIS Community Engagement Officer


Phone: (03) 9354 9555


Service Provider Support

The SDF aims to develop and grow the disability services sector to provide high quality services under the NDIS. ECCV’s role is to support the development of a strong ethnic and multicultural disability services sector that is responsive to the changing funding environment. This is vital to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse consumers have choice and control over where they can utilise their NDIS plans. The project includes data collection relating to the needs of the sector; and the development of relevant training for staff at all levels to build their capacity as service providers. Furthermore, ECCV is working alongside the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH), ECCV is supporting universal disability service providers to building their cultural competence to work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Contact Person: NDIS Project Officer, Toula Elefsiniotis


Phone: (03) 9354 9555



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Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria
Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road,
Coburg VIC 3058
Phone: 9354 9555