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Early Childhood Early Intervention

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Early Childhood Early Intervention

If your child has a disability, or is developing differently compared with other children, then early intervention can help your child reach their potential.

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is part of the NDIS. It is specifically for younger children. You don’t need a formal diagnosis for your child to get early intervention.

Early Childhood Early Intervention can cover the cost of therapies and equipment that can help your child’s development. You know your child best, and early intervention works in partnership with you and your child.

To be eligible for the NDIS you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. However, your child can access early intervention even if you or your child do not meet the residency requirements. Contact your local Early Childhood Partner for more information.

To find out more, contact the Early Childhood Partner in your local area:


Brotherhood of St Laurence
Call 1300 275 534       
Bayside Peninsula, Brimbank Melton, Hume Moreland, North Eastern Melbourne, Western Melbourne

Link Health and Community
Call 1300 552 509
Inner Eastern Melbourne, Outer Eastern Melbourne


Barwon Child, Youth and Family
Call 1300 012 293

Call 1300 448 226
Loddon, Goulburn ,Mallee 

Latrobe Community Health Service
Call 1800 242 696
Central Highlands, Wimmera South West

Link Health and Community
Call 1300 552 509
Outer Gippsland, Inner Gippsland

Merri Community Health Service
Call 1300 665 437
Ovens Murray

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