SAS can now help you with NDIS Appeals

The NDIS Appeals has been set up to ensure that all people with disability, and others affected by reviewable decisions of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), have access to support when they are seeking review of those decisions in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

If you would like more information about the NDIS Appeals process click here:   (“NDIS Appeals”).

What is the AAT?

The AAT has power to examine a wide range of decisions by NDIS, including who is able to participate in the NDIS and what types of support are provided to NDIS participants.  Please note: An application must be made within 28 days after you receive the decision from NDIS. The AAT may allow a longer period in special circumstances.

SAS can now assist you if you are seeking to review a decision made by the NDIA. 

What areas do we cover?

We can help you if you live in any of the following areas: 

Sydney - Inner West

Sydney - South West

Sydney - Blacktown

Sydney - Parramatta

Sydney - Ryde

Sydney - Inner South West

Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains

Sydney - North Sydney and Hornsby

Sydney - South West

Sydney - Sutherland

Sydney - City and Inner South

Sydney - Northern Beaches

Sydney - Eastern Suburbs

Sydney - Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury

Who can the SAS’ NDIS Appeals Coordinator assist?

  • If you are a person with disability, and you are unhappy with a decision made regarding the NDIS,
  • If you work for a service or are a professional in the field and wish to refer a person for advocacy assistance or assistance with an appeal to the AAT
  • If you are a participant’s chosen supporter and need advice with the AAT processes

The SAS NDIS Appeals Coordinator’s job is to:

  • Assist applicants to navigate the process of seeking an Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) review of NDIS decisions, including preparing documents, attending conferences and hearings;
  • Assist applicants to self-advocate where possible, or provide individual advocacy support, developing and implementing an individual plan in partnership with the applicant;
  • Ensure a referral to the Central Assessment Provider ( a specialist legal advisor) where legal issues are highlighted for a determination as to whether legal services will be provided (for complex or novel legal cases); and
  • Provide public information about the availability and role of the support person.

Need help?

If you think you need assistance simply call Petra Sampson, our NDIS Appeals Coordinator on:  0412 759 668 and talk to her about your issue

SAS’ NDIS Appeals Staff:



SAS would like to introduce everyone to our new NDIS APPEALS Coordinator Petra Samson. Petra is in her last year of completing her Law degree at Macquarie University. She has some big shoes to fill replacing Ara Cho and we have the confidence that she will do an excellent job. Ara has moved on and taken up a solicitor' position in a legal firm, we thank her for a fantastic job also wish her our very best for the future.



                                                             Petra Samson B.Com/LLB (Final Year, Macquarie University)

                                                                                      NDIS APPEALS


                                                                                      Mobile: 0412 759 668




SAS NDIS Appeals Brochure Click here to download


Referral click here 


Department of Social Services

NDIS Appeals Brochures


 Disagree with a Decision click here

Easy read Disagree with a Decision click here

Lic No: DS/R61/1283