NDIS rollout

 

NSW

July 2016-

From 1 July 2016 seven districts will begin to transition to the NDIS. These districts are:

  • Central Coast
  • Northern Sydney
  • South Western Sydney
  • Southern NSW
  • Western Sydney
  • Remaining populations of Hunter New England and Nepean Blue Mountains

Central Coast

  • Gosford, Wyong

Northern Sydney

  • Hornsby, North Sydney, Hunters Hill, Pittwater, Ku-ring-gai, Ryde, Lane Cove, Warringah, Manly, Willoughby, Mosman

South Western Sydney

  • Bankstown, Liverpool, Camden, Wingecarribee, Campbelltown, Wollondilly, Fairfield, 

Southern NSW

  • Bega Valley, Palerang, Bombala, Queanbeyan, Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River, Eurobodalla, Upper Lachlan Shire, Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Yass Valley

Western Sydney

  • Auburn, Parramatta, Blacktown, The Hills Shire, Holroyd

The remaining population of Hunter New England

  • Armidale Dumaresq, Maitland, Cessnock, Moree Plains, Dungog, Muswellbrook, Glen Innes Severn, Narrabri, Gloucester, Newcastle, Great Lakes, Port Stephens, Greater Taree, Singleton, Gunnedah, Tamworth Regional, Guyra, Tenterfield, Gwydir, Upper Hunter Shire, Inverell, Uralla, Lake Macquarie, Walcha, Liverpool Plains

The remaining population of Nepean Blue Mountains

  • Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Hawkesbury, Penrith

July 2017-

From 1 July 2017 a further eight districts will begin to transition to the NDIS. These districts will be: 

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Northern NSW
  • South Eastern Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Western NSW
  • Far West

Illawarra Shoalhaven

  • Kiama, Shoalhaven, Shellharbour, Wollongong

Mid North Coast

  • Bellingen, Nambucca, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Kempsey Hastings

Murrumbidgee

  • Albury, Jerilderie, Berrigan, Junee, Bland, Leeton, Boorowa, Lockhart, Carrathool, Murray, Conargo, Murrumbidgee, Coolamon, Narrandera, Cootamundra, Temora, Corowa Shire, Tumbarumba, Deniliquin, Tumut Shire, Greater Hume Shire, Urana, Griffith, Wagga Wagga, Gundagai, Wakool, Harden, Young, Hay

Northern NSW

  • Ballina, Lismore, Byron, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Tweed, Kyogle

South Eastern Sydney

  • Botany Bay, Sutherland Shire, Hurstville, Sydney - Inner and East, Kogarah East, Randwick, Waverle, Rockdale, Woollahra 

Sydney

• Ashfield, Leichhardt, Burwood, Marrickville, Canada Bay, Strathfield, Canterbury, Sydney - South and West

Western NSW

  • Bathurst Regional, Lachlan, Blayney, Mid-Western Regional, Bogan, Narromine, Bourke, Oberon, Brewarrina, Orange, Cabonne, Parkes, Cobar, Walgett, Coonamble, Warren, Cowra, Warrumbungle Shire, Dubbo, Weddin, Forbes, Wellington, Gilgandra

Far West

  • Balranald, Central Darling, Broken Hill, Wentworth 

Click here for more details about NSW from the NDIS website. 


Victoria

July 2016-June 2017

People currently receiving supports through the Victorian or Commonwealth governments will be moving to the NDIS at different times in Victoria depending on the type of support they are receiving and where they live. 

During the first year between July 2016 and June 2017, the following areas will transition to the NDIS.

  • North East Melbourne
  • Central Highlands
  • Loddon

From 1 July 2016 the area of North East Melbourne will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea, Yarra 

From 1 January 2017 the area of Central Highlands will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas  

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

From 1 May 2017 the area of Loddon will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

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

July 2017-June 2018

Between July 2017 and June 2018, a further seven areas will transition to the NDIS. These areas will be:

  • Inner Gippsland
  • Ovens Murray
  • Western District
  • Inner East Melbourne
  • Outer East Melbourne
  • Hume Moreland
  • Bayside Peninsula 

From 1 October 2017 the area of Inner Gippsland will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland

From 1 October 2017 the area of Ovens Murray will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

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

From 1 October 2017 the area of Western District will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

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

From 1 November 2017 the area of Inner East Melbourne will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Boroondara, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse 

From 1 November 2017 the area of Outer East Melbourne will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges

From 1 March 2018 the area of Hume Moreland will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Hume, Moreland 

From 1 April 2018 the area of Bayside Peninsula will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

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

July 2018-June 2019

Between July 2018 and June 2019, a further six areas will transition to the NDIS. These areas will be:

  • Southern Melbourne
  • Brimbank Melton
  • Western Melbourne
  • Goulburn, Mallee
  • Outer Gippsland

From 1 October 2018 the area of Brimbank Melton will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Brimbank, Melton

From 1 January 2019 the area of Goulburn will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi , Strathbogie 

From 1 January 2019 the area of Outer Gippsland will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • East Gippsland, Wellington

From 1 September 2018 the area of Southern Melbourne will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong

From 1 October 2018 the area of Western Melbourne will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

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

From 1 January 2019 the area of Mallee will commence transition including the following Local Government Areas:

  • Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill

Click here for more details about Victoria from the NDIS website.


Queensland

In Queensland, the NDIS will be operating state-wide by July 2019. The NDIS already has early transition sites in Townsville and Charters Towers for children and young people (0-18 years) and all eligible people from Palm Island.

Between July 2016 and June 2017, the following areas will transition to the NDIS.

  • Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba

Between July 2017 and June 2018, the following areas will transition to the NDIS.

  • Ipswich, Bundaberg, Rockhampton

Between July 2018 and June 2019, the following areas will transition to the NDIS.

  • Beenleigh, Cairns, Brisbane (North and South), Maryborough, Caboolture/Strathpine, Maroochydore, Robina

Click here for more details about QLD from the NDIS website


South Australia

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. The NDIS is expected to cover all of South Australia and all age groups by July 2018, ultimately providing support to about 32,000 people with disability.

  • From 1 February 2016, children aged between 0 to 14 years of age across South Australia will continue to enter the NDIS.
  • From 1 January 2017, young people aged between 15 and 17 years of age across South Australia will begin to enter the NDIS.
  • From 1 July 2017, adults aged 18 to 64 years of age will begin to enter the NDIS based on where they live.

For adults aged 18 to 64 years of age receiving supports from the existing South Australian specialist disability system, the start date for transition to the NDIS will be based on where they live.

Click here for details about geographic regions in SA from the NDIS website.


Tasmania

The first stage of the NDIS began in Tasmania on 1 July 2013 for young people, aged 15 to 24.  From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will begin to roll out by age group over three years.  By July 2019, the NDIS is expected to cover over 10,500 Tasmanians with disability.

  • From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will be available for children, aged 12 to 14.
  • From 1 January 2017, the NDIS will be 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.

Click here for details about the roll out in Tasmania from the NDIS website


ACT

The NDIS commenced in the ACT on 1 July 2014 for people up to age 65.  In the ACT, people are accessing the Scheme based on an 'ages and stages' approach. This means that people with disability enter the NDIS according to either their date of birth or, for school-age children, their academic year.

Click here  to see the ACT transition timetable from the NDIS website.


Western Australia

The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Perth Hills trial site opened on 1 July 2014 for people with disability aged up to 65 living in the local government areas of Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring.

  • On 28 April 2016, the Commonwealth Government announced the trial site would be extended by 12 months to 30 June 2017 to ensure people with disability continue to receive supports while a full scheme approach is finalised.
  • The trial area is also being extended from 1 January 2017 to the local government areas of Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, York and Northam, covering more than 1200 people by 30 June 2017.

The State Government is also trialling a disability support model. The State Government’s model covers Lower South West, Cockburn and Kwinana. From 1 October 2016 to 30 June 2017, it will also include Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

Click here for details about WA from the NDIS website.


Northern Territory

The NDIS commenced in the Northern Territory on 1 July 2014 for people up to age 65 living in the Barkly area.  From July 2016, the NDIS will progressively roll out across the NT and by July 2019, all eligible residents will be covered.

Click here for more details about NT from the NDIS website.


 

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