NDIS and Rainbow Club

NDIS – Planning Ahead

Updated 20 June 2017

Rainbow Club fees will increase to $280 per term from Term 1, 2018. If you want to include Rainbow Club in your NDIS Plan – we suggest either of the following should  be included in your plan.

Category:                                          Core Supports

Support Budget:                             Community, social and recreational activities

Support Item Name:                      Community, social and rec activities

Support Reference Number:




Category                                              Capacity Building

Support Budget :                              Community participation activities

Support Item Name                        Participation in community based activities that build skills and independence.

Support Reference                         09_010_0125_6_3

If you are planning a full year of Rainbow Club Membership you should allow $1,120

Updated 12/5/2017

Our NDIS Payment Requests for Term 2 are now complete and we are not accepting any more Service Agreements.   The dates and processes for Term 3 will be announced before the end of the current term.

Updated 4/4/2017

Despite many challenges in Term 1, Rainbow Club will accept NDIS Service Bookings for Term 2.

The changes to the Service Agreement include

  • Confirmation that you have Community, Social and Civic Participation as part of your plan
  • That you have $120 in funds available in your plan for this term’s lessons
  • Authorisation for Rainbow Club to make a service booking forTerm 2 on your behalf
  • Detail re the dates of your plan
  • Confirmation that you understand that the Rainbow Club term fee will increase to $280 once your current plan is reviewed.

Anybody wishing to use funding managed by NDIA for Term 2 must complete the Service Agreement by Friday, 21 April  in order to be included on the Term 2 schedule. We apologise if you have completed a Service Agreement previously.

For Term 2, Rainbow Club will make the service bookings with a view to speeding up the process for payment.

All Fee notices for Term 2 will be issued on Friday, 7 April


Transitioning to NDIS and Rainbow Club Membership fees

The Board of Rainbow Club has considered the future for the organisation in the NDIS world.

The decision has been made to transition to a membership payment structure where Rainbow Clubs’ total costs will be charged to members.

At current costs this means that we are transitioning to a fee of $280 per school term. In making this transition, the Board retains its policy that no child will be deprived of a Rainbow Club membership because of family financial hardship and anybody needing fee relief should contact the Rainbow Club General Manager.

The Board have also recognised that once the transition has been implemented, it will greatly relieve the pressure on clubs and their committees to fundraise to keep the club operating.

The transition is expected to take 2 years.

  • If you live in an area where NDIS has not yet been rolled out (Bondi, Maroubra, Sutherland, Cronulla/Miranda, Byron Bay, Orange, Newington College, Stanmore ) please allow $280 per term when negotiating your Plan.
  • During the transition period the Rainbow Club fee will be
    • Term 2, 2017         $120
    • Term 3 & 4, 2017   $125
    • Term 1, 2018 or as NDIS plans become operational – $280 per term


  • If you live in an area where NDIS is now operating (Campbelltown,Cherrybrook, Hornsby,
    Liverpool, Penrith, Revesby, Seven Hills, Southern Highlands, Warringah and Warriewood) and you already have an NDIS plan, the following transition fees will apply until your plan is renewed

    • Term 2, 2017      – $120
    • Term 3 & 4 2017 – $125
    • Term 1, 2018 or as NDIS plans become operational  – $280 per term