NDIS & Rebates


Little Voices Speech Pathology provides services to NDIS clients with self managed plans. 


Health rebates for speech pathology service can be claimed through your private health insurance. Contact your health insurance fund to see if your specific level of cover entitles you to a rebate for speech pathology services. 



  • The Chronic Disease Management program (previously the Medicare Enhanced Care Program) provides Medicare rebates for allied health services including Speech Pathology for individuals who have a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is one that has been (or likely to be) present for six months or longer. Clients have complex care needs if they need ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and at least two other health care providers.

  • The GP nominates the number of services (sessions) up to a maximum of 5 per client per calendar year. The five sessions may be made up of one type of service (e.g., speech pathology) or a combination of different types of services (e.g., speech pathology and occupational therapy).

  • A Medicare rebate of $53.80 per session is available (as at January 2020) and is indexed on 1st of November each year.

  • Little Voices Speech Pathology is registered with Medicare.


  • The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs provide financial support through the Helping with Children Autism Package. The program allows parents rebates for speech pathology services including;

  • Four sessions (per lifetime) by eligible allied health professionals to assist in the diagnosis of the child and / or development of the child's treatment plan and;

  • Twenty speech pathology sessions (per lifetime) by eligible allied health professionals to provide early intervention treatment.

  • Clients who are eligible include children with autism or any other Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). The child must be under 13 years of age at time of diagnosis and under 15 years of age when receiving treatment.

  • Little Voices Speech Pathology is registered with Medicare.



  • The Helping Children with Autism Early Intervention Package provides up to $12,000 ($6,000 per year for two years) in individual assistance for children, diagnosed with an ASD and aged six years and under when eligibility is approved, and under 7 years of age when receiving service, to support the provision of structured and intensive early intervention services such as one-on-one intensive activities, behavioural therapies and tailored group and individual programs.

  • Little Voices Speech Pathology has been accepted as a member of the FaHCSIA Early Intervention Autism Provider Panel as part of a consortium with Occumax and uses the following schedule of fees: 



  • The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative includes:

  • up to $12,000 in funding for early intervention services and treatments for eligible children   •Medicare item for the development of a treatment and management plan for eligible children up to the age of 13

  • Medicare items for up to four allied health diagnostic services, the results of which contribute to the development of the treatment and management plan, and

  • Medicare items for up to 20 relevant allied health services in total for each eligible child up to the age of 15 provided the treatment and management plan is in place before the age of 13. 

  • Eligible children are aged under 6 years with a diagnosis of: Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X Syndrome or moderate (or greater) hearing or vision impairment. To register a child for the Better Start funding, parent/carers must call the RIS on 1800 242 636. 

  • Little Voices Speech Pathology has been accepted as a member of the Better Start panel as part of a consortium with Occumax and uses the following adjusted schedule of fees: 



  • Carer Allowance (child) is a supplementary payment for parents or carers who provide daily care and attention for children with a disability or severe medical condition at home. It is paid fortnightly by Centrelink and is not means tested. The application form requires the carer and a medical professional to each complete a section, which can happen either before or after a child receives a formal diagnosis. Carer Allowance commences from the date the form is lodged, not the date of diagnosis, so it’s a good idea to apply as soon as possible.

  • For further information visit: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/carer_allow_child.htm