NDIS and Rainbow Club

NDIS – Planning Ahead

Updated 14/9/2017

Rainbow Club is registered by NDIS to provide services under the following categories

  • Development Life Skills
  • Early Childhood Supports
  • Participate Community

We are now accepting NDIS Service Bookings for Term 4. Please be aware that the fee for this term is $125.

If you intend to use your child’s NDIS funding to pay for this term’s fees, please click here to complete your Service Agreement. This Service Agreement needs to be completed regardless of whether your child’s plan is being self-managed, NDIA managed or managed by a Plan Manager.

All Service Agreements must be completed by Friday 6th October, to ensure that your child is included on the schedule for Term 4.

Rainbow Club fees will increase to $280 per term from Term 1, 2018.

Many of our members have found the below categories and codes relevant when building their plans to include Rainbow Club.

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


Transitioning to NDIS and Rainbow Club 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