NDIS in Queensland
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will progressively roll out across Queensland over a three year period.
From 1 January 2016, early transition to the NDIS has been available in the Local Government Areas of Townsville City and Charters Towers Regional Council for children and young people (0-18 years) and all eligible people from Palm Island Aboriginal Shire.
From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will roll out across the rest of Queensland geographically.
- Five Things you need to know about NDIS in Queensland
- Who can access the NDIS?
- Roll out of the NDIS in Queensland – introduction video
- Roll out of the NDIS in metropolitan Queensland – map
- Roll out of the NDIS in regional Queensland – map
- Where can I find more information?
- Early Childhood Early Intervention
- Local Area Coordination
- Intergovernmental agreements
The NDIS is being introduced in stages, because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. Existing service users and new participants will enter the NDIS progressively.
In Queensland, the NDIS will be rolled out geographically. People will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live.
For more information, please visit Access requirements.
Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.
- Transcript for roll out of the NDIS in Queensland - introduction video (DOCX 20KB)
- Transcript for roll out of the NDIS in Queensland - introduction video (PDF 20KB)
Information packs on the Queensland roll out have been developed as a resource for providers and future participants. These resources include a range of factsheets and a frequently asked questions document on the NDIS and the Queensland roll out.
- Participant information pack (PDF 1MB)
- Provider information pack (PDF 1.8MB)
- Easy English frequently asked questions (PDF, 1MB)
You can subscribe to the NDIS e-newsletter for the latest news and information about the Scheme.
The NDIA and Queensland Government are delivering a range of information and activities to help people with disability, their families and carers, service providers and the community get ready for the NDIS. For more information on events visit the Queensland events page or the Queensland NDIS events calendar.
The ECEI approach will be available to all children aged 0-6 with a developmental delay or disability in line with the roll out of the NDIS.
The current Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner is
- UnitingCare Community (external) in the service areas of Townsville, Charters Towers, Toowoomba and Mackay regions:
The NDIA has now completed its NDIA Partners in the Community competitive Grants for Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services for Participants aged birth to 6 years of age, until 30 June 2019 in the Service Areas of Ipswich and Bundaberg.
The successful Partners in the Community who will be delivering ECEI services are:
- EACH (external)– in the service area of Ipswich
- BUSHKids (external) – in the service area of Bundaberg.
For more information about the ECEI approach, visit the NDIS ECEI page .
If the NDIS is yet to roll out in your area, please visit the Queensland Government website (external) for details of early intervention supports that may be available.
A bilateral agreement was signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on 16 March 2016 for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland. You can read the agreement on the COAG website (external).
An Operational Plan (the Plan) is an agreement between the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Commonwealth and Queensland governments. The Plan outlines how the three parties will work together to implement the NDIS in Queensland.
The Plan is made up of 20 different sections in two parts:
- Part one is about the bilateral and national policy.
- Part two is about administration and service delivery.
You can download the operation plan below:
The NDIA has now completed its NDIA Partners in the Community Grants for Local Area Coordination (LAC) services for Participants aged 7 years and over, until 30 June 2019 in Service Areas of Toowoomba, Ipswich, Townsville, Mackay and Bundaberg.
The successful Partners in the Community delivering Local Area Coordination (LAC) services are:
VISITING OUR PARTNERS - For Partners in the Community office locations please see the NDIS Agency and Partners in the Community Locations Page https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/locations.html
If you are interested in working as an NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) in Queensland you can find details about available positions by visiting our Partners website recruitment pages:
In addition, until the end of February 2017, NDIS community awareness and participant readiness activities will continue to be provided by two community organisations commissioned by the NDIA within Commonwealth Grant Guidelines.
These organisations are:
- Mackay - Carers Queensland and Connections Inc
- Toowoomba - Parent to Parent and Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland.
In the Mackay service area:
- Carers Queensland Inc - ph: 07 3900 8100
- Connections Incorporated – ph: 07 5495 3472
In the Toowoomba service area:
- The Schizophrenia Fellowship of Queensland Inc - T/A Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland ph: 1800 985 944 or 07 4632 0788
- Parent to Parent Association Queensland Inc – ph: 1800 777 723 or 07 5472 7072