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Did You Know? You can use your NDIS Funding for Specialised Driving Lessons (Here’s the Process)

26 October 2022

So you get the most out of your Indigo experience, whether you’re accessing our services, websites or social platforms, we provide tips, tricks and general information to make your journey easier.


Is learning to drive or returning to driving as part of your NDIS Plan, and would you like to know the process required to achieve your independence goals.

Seated male in white shirt with hand on switch of display steering wheelAt Indigo we have a team of specialised driver trained Occupational Therapists and Driving Instructors who can help you achieve your driving goals.

The first step on your road to independence is having your fitness and capacity to drive assessed via an occupational therapist driver assessment (OTDA).

An OTDA determines the impact your disability or medical condition has on your potential to learn to drive or continue to drive.

Young female in car being shown how to driver by older female, both smilingOnce assessed, one of Indigo’s driver trained OTs will complete a comprehensive report, with recommendations such as specialised driving lessons and or vehicle modifications and provide a quote.

The report and quote (for recommended driving lessons) must then be submitted to the NDIS for approval.

Once driving lessons are approved (and the approval process can take several months), our NDIS Driving team will tailor specialised driving lessons for you, to improve your on-road and driving skills and confidence.

All Indigo NDIS Driving Services require the completion of a self-referral, and must include a medical, and a medical summary listing any medical conditions and medication.