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What can I purchase using my NDIS consumables / core supports budget?

What are NDIS Consumables?

Sensory Solutions for Personal Care, Safety, and Emotional Regulation

Are you navigating the world of NDIS funding, specifically the consumables budget, and confused with what you can claim?

The NDIS consumables budget covers a wide range of items that are essential for daily living and directly related to a person's disability support needs. These items are categorized as consumables because they are used up or worn out over time. Each plan will have its own budget for consumables, and how they are used depends on the individual, their needs and their NDIS goals. 

Because every NDIS participant is different, so are their NDIS plans. Some NDIS participants have a consumables budget that allows claims for "low cost items" that are under a threshold of $1500. However, some plans require written documentation from a healthcare provider as to how and why the item is relevant to the NDIS participant and their disability. 

When making a consumables claim, the following requirements must be met.

The resources being claimed must:

  • be reasonable and necessary supports

  • directly relate to the participant's disability 

  • be beneficial to the participant 

  • relate to the participant's NDIS goals


To assist you with making a successful claim

Download and complete a copy of:

--> NDIS Low Cost Consumables Claim Supporting Evidence Document here <--


Here are some examples of what the NDIS consumables budget may cover:

1. Low Cost Assistive Technology: 

This includes devices, equipment, or systems that assist individuals with disability to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or have difficulty doing. Examples include communication aids, mobility aids, hearing aids and noise cancelling headphones.

2. Personal Care Items:

These are items used for personal hygiene, grooming, and healthcare. Examples include incontinence aids, wound care products, specialized clothing or footwear, specialised eating tools or waterproof bed mats.

3. Safety Equipment:

Safety equipment helps to prevent accidents or injuries and provides peace of mind for individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. Examples include padded floor mats, non-slip bath mats, bed rails, grab bars, safety harnesses, and alarms.

4. Consumable Products:

These are items that are used up or depleted over time and need to be replaced regularly as part of every day living. Examples include continence aids (such as pads and catheters), nutritional supplements, and wound dressings.

5. Emotional Regulation Tools: 

Sensory regulation tools such as fidgets and ear muffs are designed to help manage sensory input and promote emotional regulation for individuals with sensory processing difficulties. This is especially helpful for individuals with autism or ADHD.

6. Educational tools:

May include learning aids, specialized software, or teaching materials designed to support learning and skill development for NDIS participants with learning or intellectual disabilities.

Overall, the NDIS consumables budget aims to support individuals with disabilities in maintaining their health, safety, and independence by providing access to essential items and supports tailored to their specific needs.

If you are still unsure about what you can claim using your NDIS consumables budget, check out our NDIS page, send us an email, or get in touch with your plan manager, support coordinator or healthcare professional for advice.