NDIS in Victoria

The first stages of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria began in the Barwon region on 1 July 2013.

From 1 July 2016 the NDIS became available across other areas of Victoria. The NDIS will be made available progressively across the state over the next three years.

Who can access the NDIS?

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 scheme progressively.

In Victoria, the NDIS will be rolled out across the state. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and the type of support they receive.

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

For more information, please visit Access requirements.

Eligible clients who have the most urgent need for supports and who are on the Victorian Disability Support Register, or who are on the Early Childhood Intervention Services waitlist, will enter the scheme over the first two years of the transition. Access to a package of supports will be provided no earlier than 1 July 2016.

It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll out starts in an area. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.

Roll out of the NDIS in Victoria – introduction video

Roll out of the NDIS in metropolitan Melbourne – interactive map

Please use the following map to find out more about when the NDIS is arriving in your area. Click on your district for more information.

Melbourne metropolitan areaWestern Melbourne area. Click for more information. Brimbank Melton area. Click for more information Hume Moreland area. Click for more information. North Eastern Melbourne area. Click for more information Inner Eastern Melbourne. Click for more information. Inner Eastern Melbourne area. Click for more information. Outer Easter Melbourne area. Click for more information. Southern Melbourne area. Click for more information. Bayside Peninsula area. Click for more information. Bayside Peninsula area. Click for more information. Bayside Peninsula area. Click for more information.

Metropolitan Melbourne areas

Bayside Peninsula

The NDIS will become available in the Bayside Peninsula area from 1 April 2018. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Bayside Peninsula area covers the local government areas of

  • Bayside
  • Frankston
  • Glen Eira
  • Kingston
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Port Phillip
  • Stonnington

Brimbank Melton

The NDIS will become available in the Brimbank Melton area from 1 October 2018. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Brimbank Melton area covers the local government areas of

  • Brimbank
  • Melton

Hume Moreland

The NDIS will become available in the Hume Moreland area from 1 March 2018. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Hume Moreland area covers the local government areas of

  • Hume
  • Moreland

Inner Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Inner East Melbourne area from 1 November 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date

The Inner East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Boroondara
  • Manningham
  • Monash
  • Whitehorse

North Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS became available in the North East Melbourne area from 1 July 2016.

The North East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Banyule
  • Darebin
  • Nillumbik
  • Whittlesea
  • Yarra

Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the North East Melbourne page on the Victorian Government website.

Outer Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Outer East Melbourne area from 1 November 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Outer East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Knox
  • Maroondah
  • Yarra Ranges

Southern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Southern Melbourne area from 1 September 2018. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Southern Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Cardinia
  • Casey
  • Greater Dandenong

Western Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Western Melbourne area from 1 October 2018. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Western Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Hobsons Bay
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melbourne
  • Moonee Valley
  • Wyndham

Roll out of the NDIS in regional Victoria – interactive map

Please use the following map to find out more about when the NDIS is arriving in your area. Click on your district for more information.

Map of Victoria showing NDIS regional areasMallee area. Click for more information. Western District area. Click for more information. Barwon area. Click for more information. Barwon area. Click for more information. Loddon area. Click for more information. Central highlands area. Click for more information. Goulburn area. Click for more information. Ovens Murray area. Click for more information. Outer Gippsland area. Click for more information. Goulburn area. Click for more information. Inner Gippsland area. Click for more information. Inner Gippsland area. Click for more information. Metro Melbourne. Click to view Metro Melbourne map. Metro Melbourne. Click to view Metro Melbourne map.

Regional Victoria areas

Central Highlands

The NDIS will become available in the Central Highlands area from 1 January 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Central Highlands area covers the local government areas of

  • Ararat
  • Ballarat
  • Golden Plains
  • Hepburn
  • Moorabool
  • Pyrenees

Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the Central Highlands page on the Victorian Government website.

Goulburn

The NDIS will become available in the Goulburn area from 1 January 2019. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Goulburn area covers the local government areas of

  • Greater Shepparton
  • Mitchell
  • Moira
  • Murrindindi
  • Strathbogie

Inner Gippsland

The NDIS will become available in the Inner Gippsland area from 1 October 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Inner Gippsland area covers the local government areas of:

  • Bass Coast
  • Baw Baw
  • Latrobe
  • South Gippsland

Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the Inner Gippsland page on the Victorian Government website (external).

Loddon

The NDIS will become available in the Loddon area from 1 May 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Loddon area covers the local government areas of

  • Campaspe
  • Central Goldfields
  • Greater Bendigo
  • Loddon
  • Macedon Ranges
  • Mount Alexander

Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the Loddon page on the Victorian Government website.

Mallee

The NDIS will become available in the Mallee area from 1 January 2019. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Mallee area covers the local government areas of

  • Buloke
  • Gannawarra
  • Mildura
  • Swan Hill

Outer Gippsland

The NDIS will become available in the Outer Gippsland area from 1 January 2019. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Outer Gippsland area covers the local government areas of

  • East Gippsland
  • Wellington

Ovens Murray

The NDIS will become available in the Ovens Murray area from 1 October 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Ovens Murray area covers the local government areas of

  • Alpine
  • Benalla
  • Indigo
  • Mansfield
  • Towong
  • Wangaratta
  • Wodonga

Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the Ovens Murray page on the Victorian Government website (external).

Wimmera South West (formally known as Western District)

The NDIS will become available in the Western District area from 1 October 2017. A person may meet the access requirements to become a participant of the NDIS up to 6 months prior to this date.

The Western District area covers the local government areas of

  • Corangamite
  • Glenelg
  • Hindmarsh
  • Horsham
  • Moyne
  • Northern Grampians
  • Southern Grampians
  • Warrnambool
  • West Wimmera
  • Yarriambiack

Additional information about phasing arrangements is available on the Wimmera South West page on the Victorian Government website (external).

Office locations

There are a number of NDIS and Partners in the Community offices in Victoria. They are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Where can I find more information?

Information packs on the Victorian 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 Victorian roll out.

Easy English materials about the Victorian roll out have also been developed.

The NDIA hosted a webinar on the NDIS roll out in VIC. The panel discussed their experiences of the NDIS trial site to date and what you can expect as the Scheme is delivered in VIC. For more information and to watch the webinar go to the Webinars page.

Transitional Arrangements

A bilateral agreement was signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on 16 September 2015 for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria. You can read the agreement on the COAG website.

An Operational Plan (the Plan) is an agreement between the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Commonwealth and Victorian governments. The Plan outlines how the three parties will work together to implement the NDIS in Victoria.

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:

Early Childhood Early Intervention

ECEI will be available to all children aged 0-6 with developmental delay or disability in line with the scheduled roll out of the NDIS. Once rolled out in your area, you can contact the Early Childhood Partner directly.

The Early Childhood Partners in Victoria are:

If you are interested in working with out ECEI Partners in Victoria you can find details about available positions by visiting our Partners' website recruitment pages:

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

If the NDIS is yet to roll out in your area, you will need to contact the Victorian Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS). You can learn more about ECIS by visiting the ECIS website.

Update on ECEI activities in North East Melbourne

The NDIA is pleased to advise of the successful completion of negotiations with the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) to deliver the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach in the North Eeast Melbourne Area.

This will build on the BSL role as our LAC Partner in the area and their long standing commitment to the North East Melbourne community.

The NDIA is appreciative of the deep commitment that BSL has demonstrated in designing their approach, targeting their recruitment and affording staff the opportunity to expand their skills in this area. The support of the Early Childhood providers in the area during this process is appreciated. The development of an active and respectful relationship between all players in the area will ensure the success of the ECEI approach in optimising opportunities for children with developmental delay or disability.

Local Area Coordination

Local Area Coordination (LAC) is an important part of the supports and activities that will be available to people with disability and their communities as they transition to the NDIS. It is designed to support people with disability to explore and build an ordinary life within their communities. For more information on LAC services visit the Local Area Coordination page.

Partners in the Community delivering LAC services in Victoria are:

If you are interested in working as an NDIS Local Area Coordinator (LAC) in Victoria you can find details about available positions by visiting our Partners website recruitment pages:

NDIS and Partners in the Community office locations are on Our Locations page.

More information

For more information on events visit the Victorian Events page.

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

Contact us

Information packs

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

Participant information pack (PDF 3MB)

Provider information pack (PDF 2MB)

Roll Out Information

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

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