5 things you need to know about NDIS in South Australia

Map of Australia, highlighting South Australia

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is insurance, which gives us all peace of mind. Disability can affect anyone and having the right support makes a big difference.

The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support they need to pursue their goals. It also fosters social inclusion and economic participation.

1. What

The Commonwealth and South Australian governments have agreed on how the NDIS will be rolled out in South Australia. The NDIS is currently available for children aged 13 years and under.

2. When

The NDIS is a big change and it will be progressively rolled out in South Australia. People will move to the NDIS at different times depending on age and where they live. The NDIS will be operating state-wide for all age groups by July 2018.

3. Who?

1 February 2016

Children 0–14 years old


1 January 2017

Young people 15–17 years old


1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018

Adults 18–64 years old

Roll out will be based on where you live

4. How?

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is working closely with relevant Commonwealth and South Australian government departments to ensure a smooth NDIS transition for all existing and new clients, their families and providers.

5. What can I do to prepare?

If you currently receive disability services and are eligible to enter the NDIS, you will be contacted before you transition. If you are currently not receiving support, you may still be able to access the NDIS.

Check the information and resources available at NDIS in South Australia

( Call us on 1800 800 110

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 South Australia, download the following information packs:

Participant information pack (PDF 2.92MB)

Provider information pack (PDF 3.55MB)