Taking Action: Reporting suspected theft of your NDIS funds

Introduction: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to provide essential support and services to Australians living with disabilities. However, instances of fraud or theft involving NDIS funds can unfortunately occur. If you suspect that your NDIS funds have been stolen or misused, it’s crucial to take action promptly to protect your rights and seek resolution. In this blog post, we’ll explore steps you can take to report suspected theft of your NDIS funds and ensure that justice is served.


1. Gather Evidence: Before making a report, gather any evidence or documentation that supports your suspicion of theft or misuse of NDIS funds. This may include bank statements, receipts, invoices, or any other relevant records that demonstrate unauthorized transactions or discrepancies in your account.

2. Contact NDIS: Reach out to the NDIS as soon as possible to report your concerns. You can contact the NDIS directly through their official website or by calling their helpline. Provide detailed information about the suspected theft, including dates, amounts, and any evidence you have gathered.

3. File a Police Report: If you believe that a crime has been committed, such as theft or fraud, file a report with your local police department. Provide them with all relevant information and evidence, and cooperate fully with their investigation. A police report is essential for initiating a criminal investigation and holding the responsible parties accountable.

4. Seek Legal Advice: Consider seeking legal advice from a qualified lawyer with experience in disability law and financial fraud. A legal professional can provide guidance on your rights and options for recourse, and assist you in navigating the complexities of reporting suspected theft of NDIS funds.

5. Contact Relevant Authorities: Depending on the nature of the suspected theft, you may need to contact additional authorities or regulatory bodies. For example, if the theft involves a service provider or registered provider, you can report your concerns to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission or the relevant state or territory regulatory authority.

6. Protect Yourself: In the meantime, take steps to protect yourself from further harm or loss. This may involve freezing your NDIS account, changing passwords or security codes, and reviewing your financial statements regularly for any unauthorized activity.

7. Follow Up: Follow up with the NDIS, law enforcement, and any other relevant authorities to ensure that your report is being investigated and addressed appropriately. Stay informed about the progress of the investigation and advocate for swift and decisive action to resolve the issue.


Conclusion: Reporting suspected theft of your NDIS funds is a critical step in protecting your rights and holding accountable those who seek to exploit vulnerable individuals. By gathering evidence, contacting the appropriate authorities, and seeking legal advice, you can take proactive steps to address the situation and prevent further harm. Remember, you are not alone in this process – the NDIS and other authorities are here to support you and ensure that justice is served.

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