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National Diabetes Services Scheme

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australia Government, administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS delivers diabetes-related products at subsidised prices and provides information and support services to people with diabetes. Registration is open to Australians with diabetes, including gestational diabetes, is free and only needs to be done once.

The NDSS started in 1987 and is funded by the Australian Government. Diabetes Australia administers the Scheme on the Government’s behalf. To register with the NDSS, applicants must be diagnosed with diabetes and hold or be eligible to hold a Medicare card and live in Australia. Sometimes visitors to Australia may be eligible through a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with their home country. People who are registered with the NDSS can access a range of subsidised Government approved products including:

  • subsidised testing strips for checking blood gluclose levels

  • free insulin syringes and pen-needles (if you require insulin)

  • subsidised insulin pump consumables (IPCs)

  • information services on managing life with diabetes.

NDSS forms and documents