NDIS Support Calculator

This calculator helps participants and providers identify appropriate services for a potential NDIS participant to receive through an individualised funding package.
It may be useful for eligible participant pre-planning, funded participant review, or to advise what NDIS supports are available. This tool has been developed by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains PHN.

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Item Name
Support Item
Hours Per Week

Calculator is best viewed in Landscape mode

Calculator Empty

Please select a support item using the above menus and click the Add Row button to begin.


Please note: Quotations from external providers are required for all line items that have a zero dollar value.

NDIS Support Categories

The first two digits in the Item Number represent which NDIS Support Category that Item belongs to. NDIS Support Categories are listed below:

  1. Assistance with Daily Life
  2. Transport
  3. Consumables
  4. Assistance with Social & Community Participation
  5. Assistive Technology
  6. Home
  7. Coordination of Supports
  8. Improved Living Arrangements
  9. Increased Social and Community Participation
  10. Finding and Keeping a Job
  11. Improved relationships
  12. Improved Health and Wellbeing
  13. Improved Learning
  14. Improved Life Choices
  15. Improved Daily Living Skills

How to use the calculator:

  1. Select the area of support from the drop down box on the left of the page.
  2. In the next column to the right, select the line items you deem applicable.
  3. In the next column, select the amount of hours per week you feel the services would be necessary. If you wish to calculate one hour per month, you can write 0.25 in the "Hours per week" column, and 0.5 if you wish to calculate 1 hour per fortnight. 
  4. Hit the "Add Row" button and you'll receive the dollar amount for a full calendar year.
  5. Repeat for as many line items as you wish (don't forget to consider weekend, evening and overnight rates).
  6. Print it out using the print button at the bottom left of the calculated totals.

Assistance with daily life – This support category relates to assisting with and/or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible.

Assistance with social and community participation – These supports enable a participant to engage in community, social or recreational activities. They may be provided in a centre or in community settings at standard or higher intensity rates.

Assistive technology - This category includes all aids or equipment supports that assist participants to live independently or assist a carer to support the participant. It also includes related delivery, set-up and some training support items.

Consumables - Consumable are a support category available to assist participants with purchasing everyday use items.

Coordination of Supports - The delivery of Coordination of Supports is to assist strengthening a participant's ability to design and then build their supports with an emphasis on linking the broader systems of support across a complex service delivery environment.

Finding and Keeping a Job - Workplace assistance that enables a participant to successfully obtain and/or retain employment in the open or supported labour market.

Home modifications and Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) - Home modifications include design, construction, installation of or changes to equipment or non-structural components of the building, and installation of fixtures or fittings, to enable participants to live as independently as possible or to live safely at home.

SDA funding is intended for participants who require a specialist dwelling that reduces their need for person-to-person supports, or improves the efficiency of the delivery of person-to-person supports.

Improved daily living skills - This category includes the assessment, training, development and/or therapy to assist in the development or increase in skills for independence and community participation. Supports can be delivered in groups or individually.

Improved health and wellbeing - All activities to support, maintain or increase physical mobility or well-being such as personal training or exercise physiology. Physical well-being activities promote and encourage improved physical capacity and health.

Improved learning - This category is for provision of skills training, advice, assistance with arrangements and orientation to assist a participant moving from school to further education.

Improved life choices - This reasonable and necessary support focuses on strengthening the participant's ability to undertake tasks associated with the management of their supports.

Improved living arrangements - Support is provided to guide, prompt, or undertake activities to ensure the participant obtains and/or retains appropriate accommodation. This may include assisting to apply for a rental tenancy or to undertake tenancy obligations in line with the participant's tenancy agreement.

Improved relationships - This category is the provision of specialised assessment where the participant may have complex or unclear needs, requiring long term and/or intensive supports to address behaviours of concern.

Increased social and community participation - This category involves supports for participation in skills-based learning to develop independence in accessing the community.

Transport - Transport enables participants to access disability supports outside their home, and to pay for transport that helps them to achieve the goals in their plan.


This calculator has been designed utilising the "2018/2019 VIC/NSW/QLD/TAS Price Guide for NDIS service providers".
A complete view of the document can be found at https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/pricing-and-payment.

Quotations from external providers are required for all line items that have a zero dollar value.
Nepean Blue Mountains Partners in Recovery aims to keep the information provided on this website current, this is a guide only.
We cannot guarantee that the monetary amounts calculated on this site will result in the actual amount of funding to persons eligible for an Individual Funding Package through the NDIS.

Please Note:

The NDIS funds “reasonable and necessary supports” relating to a person’s disability to help them live an ordinary life and achieve their goals.

Reasonable is something that is fair.

Necessary is something you have to have because of your disability.