SDA Pricing Review

The SDA Pricing Review (SDA PR) 2022-23 is progressing with the consultation paper process completed and 46 submissions received from individuals and groups.

Engagement with the SDA sector has continued in 2023 with valuable insights, information and evidence collected from SDA stakeholders and the SDA PR’s technical adviser to inform the SDA Pricing Review process.

Further updates are expected soon.

In the interim, if you have any questions, please contact the SDA PR team via email at [email protected]

SDA Pricing Review terms of reference 

The terms of reference for the SDA Pricing Review were released on 22 August 2022.

Download the consultation paper

SDA Pricing Review Panel

The Review process is assisted by a panel of independent experts appointed for a fixed term. They will consider the impact of any proposed recommendations from the SDA Pricing Review. 

The Panel comprises six members:

  • Ms Tricia Malowney (IAC member), Chief Accessibility Advocate Department of Transport, Victoria
  • Professor Flavio Menezes, Director Australian Institute of Business & Economics 
  • Ms Keran Howe, former Executive Director, Women with Disabilities Victoria, and disability Advocate
  • Ms Wendy Hayhurst, CEO Community Housing Industry Association
  • Mr Russell Cocks, property lawyer, specialising in all aspects of property law and conveyancing
  • Ms Leanne Pilkington, Deputy President, Real Estate Institute of Australia

The Panel convened for their first meeting on Friday 2 December 2022.

SDA Background 

SDA is one of the supports that may be funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS/Scheme) for some participants. 

SDA funding is provided to participants who meet strict eligibility criteria. Participants who meet the eligibility criteria will have extreme functional impairment and high support needs.

The SDA Pricing Review ensures that SDA-eligible participants receive the support they need. 

For most other NDIS supports, the price paid for services is reviewed yearly in the Annual Pricing Review (APR). However, building an SDA dwelling is a longer-term investment decision, meaning SDA providers and investors need as much pricing certainty as possible.

Visit the Specialist Disability Accommodation explained | NDIS for further information.

This page current as of
18 May 2023
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