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NDIS – Overview

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. The NDIS will mean peace of mind for every Australian – for anyone who has, or might acquire, a disability.

Our priority is to ensure people with disability continue to get the support they need. The changes that are required to existing disability support systems are significant. Arrangements are being made to ensure the scheme can be introduced gradually, ensuring a smooth transition for people with disability and support providers. Read about the trial and roll out.

NDIS Queensland

Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton get earlier access to the NDIS

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments recently announced an agreement to bring forward the NDIS start date in the next three Queensland regions to roll out, with Queensland Government disability clients in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton gaining early access to the NDIS.

Ipswich State clients can now gain access to the NDIS and other eligible people will begin to enter the scheme from July 2017.

Bundaberg State clients will begin to enter the NDIS from September 2017 and other eligible people will begin to enter the scheme from October 2017.

Rockhampton State clients will begin to enter the NDIS from November 2017 and other eligible people will begin to enter the scheme from January 2018.

Dates for subsequent areas of Queensland remain unchanged.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will progressively roll out across Queensland over a three year period.

From 1 January 2016, early transition to the NDIS has been available in the Local Government Areas of Townsville City and Charters Towers Regional Council for children and young people (0-18 years) and all eligible people from Palm Island Aboriginal Shire.

From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will roll out across the rest of Queensland geographically.

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 NDIS progressively.

In Queensland, the NDIS will be rolled out geographically. People will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live.

For more information, please visit Access requirements.

Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.

To find out more visit the website https://www.ndis.gov.au