NDIS rollout continues across Australia

Posted on 01 November 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available to Victorians in Inner and Outer Eastern Melbourne and Queenslanders receiving state disability supports in Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders from today, improving the lives of people with disability.

The rollout in Queensland follows an announcement by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments in May 2017 to bring forward the NDIS start date for Rockhampton from January 2018 to November 2017, providing early access for existing Queensland Government disability clients.

The NDIS rollout in Eastern Melbourne will generate more than 1000 new jobs in the region and more than 850 new jobs in the Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders region.

The NDIA is working with Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC) partners to deliver the NDIS in local communities across Australia. ECEI and LAC partners help participants navigate the NDIS and connect them with other community services, where appropriate.

Once fully implemented in 2019, the NDIS is expected to support about 15,200 people with disability in the Eastern Melbourne region of Victoria, 4900 people in the Rockhampton region of Queensland and about 460,000 people nationally by 2019.

From 1 January 2018 the NDIS will continue to rollout across Rockampton for all eligible people, in Tasmania for people aged 29-34 years old and in South Australia for adults aged 18 to 64 years oldĀ  in the following regions:

Read Assistant Minster for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice MP media release (external).