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National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australia Government, administered by Diabetes Australia. The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) is a National Health Professional Agent for the NDSS. 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, is free and only needs to be done once.

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 blood gluclose monitoring strips
  • free insulin syringes and pen-needles (if you require insulin)
  • subsidised insulin pump consumables (IPCs)
  • information services on managing life with diabetes.

Eligible persons can only be registered by their doctor or a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE). A registration form can be downloaded from the NDSS website.

Please visit the NDSS website at or telephone on 1800 637 700 for any further information.

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Conflict of Interest

(Diabetes Australia / Agent) may from time to time receive sponsorship and/or educational grants from suppliers of diabetes products or medicines in support of diabetes consumer awareness raising, educational activities for health professionals, conferences and meetings, and other activities. Where the third party supplier is a current or prospective supplier of products or medicines included (or which could be proposed for inclusion) on the NDSS Product Schedule, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) or other similar scheme accessed by persons with diabetes that is funded (in whole or in part) by the Commonwealth, (Diabetes Australia / Agent) provides this assurance that no third party supplier is entitled to, nor will receive, any advantage in terms of the provision of Commonwealth-subsidised diabetes products or medicines to people with diabetes or the provision of Scheme information to people with diabetes or health professionals.

National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) Privacy Policy

For information on privacy related matters regarding the administration of the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS); please visit the NDSS website at