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. Read about how you can access the NDIS in Tasmania.

From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will begin to roll out by age group over three years.

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.

Roll out of the NDIS in Tasmania– introduction video

How will the NDIS roll out in Tasmania?

Existing service users and new participants will enter the Scheme progressively.

By July 2019, the NDIS is expected to cover over 10,500 Tasmanians with disability.

You may meet the access requirements up to six months prior to the NDIS rolling out in your area.

From 1 July 2013 the NDIS became available for children, aged 15 to 24.

From 1 July 2016, the NDIS became available for children, aged 12 to 14.

From 1 January 2017, the NDIS became available for adults, aged 25 to 28.

From 1 July 2017, the NDIS will be 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, 0 to age 64, will become NDIS participants.

Eligible residents in shared supported accommodation will access the NDIS together on a house-by-house basis.

Tasmanian Gateway Services will assist people to connect with services and prepare for the NDIS.

Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people with disability start their NDIS plan.

Who can currently access the Scheme?

Tasmanians aged 12 to 28, with an impairment likely to be permanent which makes it difficult to take part in everyday activities, can access the Scheme. People need to meet disability or early intervention requirements, as well as age and residency requirements.

The NDIA will contact you prior to entering the Scheme.

For more information, please visit Access requirements

Office locations

Tasmania has 3 NDIS offices. They are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

For NDIS Partners in the Community offices delivering LAC and/or ECEI services as well as Agency 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

Contact us by phone or email.

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

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)