Four Culturally diverse older ladies give feedback on NDIS CALD Strategies

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is co-designing a new Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Strategy and action plan in 2023.

The agency will attempt to do this by working with people with disability from CALD backgrounds to ensure this strategy meets the needs of people with disability from all cultures and communities.

Using a co-design approach, the agency will implement a design-led process allowing people to participate, undertake self-discovery and express themselves.

The outcome of this process will be the new Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Strategy for 2023-2027 and an action plan with the CALD disability community.

NDIA wants your input into the NDIS CALD Strategy

NDIA invites CALD people with disability, including carers, family members, providers and the disability community, to share their thoughts about our solutions to improve the NDIS.

The agency wants to invite people who feel unheard, so it can understand how to improve the NDIS for CALD people with disability.

In particular, the agency wants your thoughts on

  • Whether its proposed solutions meet your needs.
  • Whether the proposed changes are safe and appropriate for you.

How to contribute to the NDIS CALD strategy

Before responding, you must read the information pack.

You can share your feedback in your language by:

  • Completing an online survey
  • Sharing your response to the questions in the information pack by emailing to
  • Mailing your feedback to Dishan Jayasekera, Strategy Branch, NDIA, 13-19 Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria 3220

Remember to submit your response by 24 March 2023.

What will happen next?

The NDIA project team will read your feedback. It will help support them in improving the NDIS for CALD people with disability. The final strategy and action plan will be delivered in 2023.

You can learn more about the NDIS CALD strategy on the NDIS website.