The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government and administered by Diabetes Australia in collaboration with state and territory diabetes organisations. The scheme delivers diabetes-related products, information and support services to almost 1.2 million Australians with diabetes.

NDSS aims to enhance the capacity of people with diabetes to understand and self-manage their condition. Diabetes Australia also seeks to support people with diabetes by providing timely, reliable and affordable access to NDSS services.

Registration with NDSS is free and open to all Australians who are diagnosed with diabetes.

You are able to register if you:

  • Live in Australia or are visiting from a country where Australia has reciprocal health care agreements on an applicable visa.
  • Have been diagnosed with diabetes by a doctor, endocrinologist or credentialled diabetes educator and;
  • Hold (or are eligible to hold) a Medicare or Department of Veterans' Affairs card.

Changes to the NDSS from 1 July 2016

Information about important changes happening to the NDSS on 1 July 2016 is available on the Department of Health website.

Q&As about the NDSS changes

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