Parent And Son — Supported Independent Living in Bundaberg, QLD

More Than 500,000 Australians

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a nation-wide program that provides more than $22 billion funding annually for eligible people, based on their individual needs. Through NDIS, an estimated 500,000 Australians with a permanent or significant disability receive the support they need, including connections to services within the community.

Doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries—NDIS participants can access these and many other services through their individual support plans. That’s where Carinbundi comes in. Our not-for-profit organisation is a recognised NDIS provider, and offers supports, programs and services in accordance with this scheme.

NDIS participants are able to control the support they receive, when they receive it and who provides it—helping to ensure that clients are actively involved in their own care. With a dedicated respite house, Supported Independent Living (SIL) services and more available for NDIS clients in Bundaberg, Carinbundi is the place to start.

NDIS Supports

Some examples of supports that the NDIS funds, include:

If you or a loved one receive NDIS funding, get in touch with Carinbundi to discuss how this can best be implemented. We offer a huge range of options to suit clients from all walks of life. Based in Bundaberg, we provide services throughout the surrounding district. We offer Supported Independent LivingShort-Term Accommodation, Day Services, One-on-One Support, Flexible Respite as well as Independent Living Options.

Child Playing With Blocks — Supported Independent Living in Bundaberg, QLD

Do You Qualify For NDIS Funding?

NDIS funding is available for any Australian citizen or permanent resident that requires support due to a permanent and significant disability or developmental delay. Clients are aged between 7 and 65 and can make an access request by calling 1800 800 110 or visiting the NDIS website.

Whether you need one-on-one support or require special equipment due to your disability, you can outline your needs through a simple access request and continue your application from there. For more information, contact the team at Carinbundi in Bundaberg today. We are here to assist!

Child Finger Painting — Supported Independent Living in Bundaberg, QLD
Cute Baby Smiling — Supported Independent Living in Bundaberg, QLD

Early Childhood Intervention

If you are concerned that your child is experiencing issues with their development, it’s important to contact an early childhood partner to get some helpful information. They will tailor a support plan to suit your child’s individual needs and circumstances, as well as referring you to other services and supports within the region.

Early childhood intervention can have a very positive effect on the development of young children. If an issue is noticed, early childhood partners can help you request access to the NDIS and get supports in place to monitor your child’s progress. Learn more through the official website.


To join the NDIS, you will need to meet access requirements.  Here is a link to the NDIS website.

You can phone the NDIS Office on 1800 800 110 or call the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) in Bundaberg at IWC on 1300 492 492

Once you have an approved NDIS Plan, Carinbundi can certainly help you with supports to suit your individual requirements.

Carinbundi has been providing disability support in Bundaberg since 1994. We have a dedicated respite house which is fully accessible and suitable for short-term accommodation as well as holidays. We also have a comprehensive Living & Lifestyle program offering a variety of activities within the community. Our flexible and one-on-one support is available to ensure you have choice and control of your supports. Flexible support can be provided in-home or can be community-based. Carinbundi is one of Bundaberg’s largest Supported Independent Living providers and own a number of houses ensuring “PWD” can have their “forever home”. We are also able to coordinate Independent Living Options as well as Peer support groups.
If you already have a NDIS package, contact Carinbundi on 07 4158 9600 and speak to our Intake Team. We can cater for children from 7 to 18 as well as adults. Our respite house is a six bedroom home away from home with dedicated support workers available 24/7. We also have fully accessible vehicles, bathrooms and a swimming pool. We treat our participants as guests and strive to ensure a fun break away.

Yes we do. However, our services only cater for children aged 7 to 18.  If you have somebody under seven (7), we encourage you to discuss your requirements with either your LAC or your Support Coordinator.

ACCOUNTABILITY!  Registered NDIS Providers, like Carinbundi, must ensure all employees hold both a Blue & Yellow Card.  We also ensure drivers’ licences and insurances are up to date.  In addition, we are subject to annual Government audits.  All of our staff have completed training in the NDIS Code of Conduct which has been developed by the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission. 

Carinbundi charges according to the NDIS recommended price guide. We understand we are not the ‘cheapest’ provider. However, we are an NDIS registered provider which comes with considerable overheads but also brings Peace of Mind to our participants.

NDIS funding doesn’t cover general everyday living expenses that people without disability would be required to pay, such as train travel, rent, groceries, mobile phone or movie tickets.

There are many places who accept “Companion Cards”.  Companion Card holders receive a second ‘companion’ ticket at no charge at participating venues and on public transport. The ‘companion’ ticket is also exempt from booking fees.  Apply for a Companion Card.

Yes, this is possible.  You can request funding to support you to take a holiday or getaway.  This may include expenses related to your disability.  You won’t be able to claim expenses that any other person would incur on holidays, eg. Accommodation, food and transport.

Our Respite House, Strathdee Lodge, may be a suitable alternative for a supported break away or respite. 

The NDIS may, under certain circumstances, fund accommodation, food and supports.  We encourage you to discuss this with your provider.

Contact our Intake Team to discuss your specific requirements.  [email protected] or 07 4158 9600.

Let us make sure YOUR existing NDIS funding package is working for you.

07 4158 9600