NDIS in Tasmania

The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) began in Tasmania on 1 July 2013 for young people, aged 15 to 24.

On 1 July 2016, the NDIS began to roll out based on age groups.

The NDIS will progressively roll out across Tasmania, with more than 10,600 expected NDIS participants expected by 2019.

The NDIS in Tasmania is being introduced in stages because it’s a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable.

Roll out of the NDIS in Tasmania– introduction video

How will the NDIS roll out in Tasmania?

You can apply to enter the NDIS six months prior to the Scheme rolling out in your area. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people with disability start their NDIS plan.

To learn more about eligibility, please visit t Access requirements.

  • On 1 July 2013 the NDIS became available for children, aged 15 to 24.
  • On 1 July 2016, the NDIS became available for children, aged 12 to 14.
  • On 1 January 2017, the NDIS became available for adults, aged 25 to 28.
  • On 1 July 2017, the NDIS became available for children, aged 4 to 11.
  • From 1 January 2018, the NDIS will be available for adults, aged 29 to 34.
  • From 1 July 2018, the NDIS will be available for children, aged 0 to 3, and adults, aged 35 to 49.
  • From 1 January 2019, the NDIS will be available for adults, aged 50 to 64.
  • By 1 July 2019, all eligible Tasmanians, aged 0 to 64, will become NDIS participants.

Transition of supported accommodation

Eligible residents in shared supported accommodation will access the NDIS on a house-by-house basis. Tasmanian Gateway Services will assist people to connect with services and prepare for the NDIS.

Office locations

Tasmania has 3 NDIS offices which are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday - with our Hobart office closing at 4.30pm.

For NDIS Partners in the Community offices delivering LAC and ECEI services, as well as our other  NDIA offices in other states, visit the locations page.

Where can I find more information?

Information packs on the Tasmanian 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 Tasmanian roll out.

Easy English materials about the Tasmanian roll out are available below:

Read about upcoming events in Tasmania

You can subscribe to the NDIS e-newsletter for the latest news and information about the Scheme.

Contact us by phone or email.

Transitional Arrangements

A bilateral agreement was signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman on 11 December 2015 for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Tasmania. 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), the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments. The Plan outlines how the three parties will work together to implement the NDIS in Tasmania.

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:

Local Area Coordination

The NDIA has continued its successful trial partnership with Baptcare Ltd, in Tasmania’s North and South West and Mission Australia, in Tasmania’s South East and North West, to deliver Tasmanian LAC services during the NDIS transition, which runs until 30 June 2019.

The NDIA recognises these two well-known community-based organisations already have strong community connections, the knowledge and the expertise when it comes to working with Tasmanians with disability.

As of June 2019, LAC Transition Service arrangements will be determined through a competitive market process.

If you are interested in working as an LAC in Tasmania you can find details about available positions on our LAC Partner websites:

Early Childhood Early Intervention

The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is for children aged 0-6. It utilises existing referral pathways into early childhood intervention through maternal child health, paediatricians and GPs.In Tasmania, our Local Area Coordinators are also responsible for delivering ECEI services in line with the rollout schedule. Families can self-refer to their local Early Childhood Partner. Their contact details are found under the Locations page.

For more information about the ECEI approach, visit the NDIS ECEI page.

Roll out information

The NDIS is not available everywhere yet, see the Our Sites page to find out which areas currently have access.

Our Sites

Information packs

For detailed information about the roll out in TAS, download the following information packs:

Participant information pack (PDF 1MB)

Provider information pack (PDF 1.8MB)