Intergovernmental agreements

NDIS trial

On 7 December 2012, COAG signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the NDIS Launch.

States and territories signed bilateral agreements with the Commonwealth detailing NDIS operational and funding arrangements for each trial site. These agreements included the planned intake of participants and the balance of cash and in-kind contributions to the scheme.

Full scheme

Agreements for the full Scheme rollout of the NDIS were reached with all states and territories. 

The NDIS was available to all eligible residents in the Australian Capital Territory by July 2016, New South Wales and South Australia by July 2018, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory by July 2019, and Western Australia by July 2020.

The Heads of Agreement for each state and territory outlined the transition to full scheme arrangements and timeframes (see links below).

New South Wales

Trial from July 2013

Transition from 2016

Full scheme from July 2018

Victoria

Trial from July 2013

Transition from 2016

Full scheme from July 2019

Queensland

Transition from 2016

Full scheme from July 2019

South Australia

Trial from July 2013

Transition from 2016

Full scheme from July 2018

Tasmania

Trial from July 2013

Transition from 2016

Full scheme from July 2019

Australian Capital Territory

Trial from July 2014

Full scheme from July 2019

Northern Territory

Trial from July 2014

Transition from 2016

Full scheme from July 2019

Western Australia

Two-year trial from July 2014

Transition from July 2017

Full scheme from July 2020

This page current as of
1 September 2021