Is the NDIS near me?

Is the NDIS near me?

By 2020 the NDIS is expected to be supporting more than 460,000 Australians with disability

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is being introduced across the country in a stage-by-stage process to ensure a smooth and successful transition from previous supports.

As of 31 March 2019, over 277,000 people around Australia already have an approved individualised plan with that number continuing to grow with each new roll out. The roll out is expected to be complete by 2020. By that time the NDIS is expected to be supporting more than 460,000 Australians with disability.

Depending on where you live, the scheme will reach you by either age group or residential location. We have listed these roll out dates for each state below.

Supports you currently receive either through State based supports or other Government funded programs will still be in place until you have completed your transition into the NDIS.

For many people entering the NDIS, a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) will be their main point of contact for the NDIS. LACs are local organisations who work in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). These organisations assist participants to write and manage their plans, and connect them to mainstream services.

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is supports for children aged 0-6 years old with a developmental delay or disability. Each State and Territory has partnered with an ECEI organisation who delivers these valuable supports within their local area. 

NDIS in the ACT

The NDIS is completely rolled out in the ACT and available throughout the Territory.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has partnered with Feros Care to deliver Local Area Coordinator (LAC) services and work with people with disability in the community to help with their NDIS journey.

EACH is the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner delivering childhood disability support services within the ACT.

NDIS in New South Wales

The NDIS is completely rolled out in New South Wales (NSW) and available throughout the State.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has partnered with three local community based organisations to deliver Local Area Coordinator (LAC) services. They work with people with disability in the community to help with their NDIS journey.

Each organisation covers different areas in Metropolitan Sydney or Regional NSW:

  • Uniting

    • Sydney metropolitan areas: Northern Sydney, Western Sydney

    • NSW regional areas: Illawarra Shoalhaven, Nepean Blue Mountains, Southern NSW

  • St Vincent de Paul Society NSW

    • Sydney metropolitan areas: South Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Sydney

    • NSW regional areas: Central Coast, Hunter New England

  • Social Futures

    • NSW regional areas: Far West, Mid North Coast, Murrimbidgee, Northern NSW, Western NSW

NSW ECEI partners include:

  • Lifestart 
    •  Central Coast, Illawarra Shoalhaven, South Eastern Sydney, Sydney, and Nepean Blue Mountains service areas
  • Northcott 
    •  Hunter New England, Mid North Coast, Northern NSW, and Western Sydney service areas.
  • Mission Australia
    • Far West and Western NSW service areas
  • EACH 
    •  South Western Sydney, and Southern NSW service areas
  • Intereach 
    •  Murrumbidgee service area
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
    • Northern Sydney service area

NDIS in Northern Territory

The NDIS is completely rolled out and available in the Northern Territory (NT). 

For most people living in the Local Government areas of Darwin, Litchfield, and Palmerston in the Darwin Urban service area, a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) working for our partner will be your main contact point for the NDIS.

APM will deliver LAC services in the Darwin Urban service area.

The ECEI partner for the Darwin Urban service area is Early Childhood Australia – Northern Territory Branch (ECANT). 

NDIS in Queensland

The NDIS is completely rolled out and available in Queensland.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has partnered with the community organisations below to deliver Local Area Coordinator (LAC) services in certain areas. These organisations work with people with disability in the community to help with their NDIS journey.

  • Carers Queensland Incorporated

    • Metropolitan Brisbane areas: Ipswich and Robina

    • Regional areas: Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Caboolture/Strathpine and Maroochydore

  • Feros Care

    • Regional areas: Mackay, Townsville

  • IWC

  • Regional area: Bundaberg

  • APM
    • Regional area: Maryborough 
  • Mission Australia
    • Regional area: Cairns

The ECEI partners include:

  • UnitingCare Community 
    • Metropolitan area: Robina
    • Regional areas: Mackay, Toowoomba, Townsville
  • The Benevolent Society
    • Metropolitan areas: Brisbane, Beenleigh
    • Regional areas: Caboolture/Strathpine
  • EACH
    • Metropolitan area: Ipswich
  • BUSHkids
    • Metropolitan area: Maroochydore
    • Regional areas: Bundaberg, Maryborough, Rockhampton
  • Mission Australia
    • Regional area: Cairns

NDIS in South Australia

In South Australia (SA), people living with a disability can now receive disability support through the NDIS.

The Scheme has completed roll out across all age groups in all locations across the State.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has partnered with three local community based organisations to deliver Local Area Coordinator (LAC) services. They work with people with disability in the community to help with their NDIS journey.

Each organisation covers different areas in Metropolitan Adelaide or Regional SA:

  • Feros Care

    • Adelaide metropolitan areas: Barossa Light and Lower North, Northern Adelaide

  • Baptcare

    • Adelaide metropolitan areas: Eastern Adelaide, Western Adelaide

    • SA regional areas: Yorke and Mid North

  • Mission Australia

    • Adelaide metropolitan areas: Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Southern Adelaide

    • SA regional areas: Eyre Western, Far North, Limestone Coast, Murray and Mallee

The NDIS has partnered with Kudos Services to provide ECEI support to South Australian children with disability.

NDIS in Tasmania

The NDIS is completely rolled out and available in Tasmania. 

The two community based organisations who have partnered with NDIA to deliver both LAC and ECEI services in Tasmania are:

  • Baptcare servicing Tasmania's North and South West

  • Mission Australia servicing Tasmania's South East and North West

NDIS in Victoria

The NDIS is completely rolled out and available in Victoria.

The three community based organisations who have partnered with NDIA to deliver LAC services in Victoria are listed below. They work with people with disability in the community to help with their NDIS journey.

Each organisation covers different areas in Metropolitan Melbourne or Regional Victoria:

  • Brotherhood of St Laurence

    • Melbourne Metropolitan areas: Bayside Peninsula, Hume Moreland, Brimbank Melton, North East Melbourne, Western Melbourne

  • Latrobe Community Health Service

    • Melbourne Metropolitan areas: Inner Eastern Melbourne, Outer Eastern Melbourne, Southern Melbourne,

    • Victorian regional areas: Central Highlands, Inner Gippsland, Ovens Murray, Western District, Barwon, Outer Gippsland

  • Intereach

    • Victorian regional areas: Loddon, Goulburn, Mallee

The ECEI partners for Victorian children living with disability include:

  • Link Health and Community
    • Metropolitan Melbourne areas: Outer Eastern Melbourne, Inner Eastern Melbourne, Southern Melbourne
    • Regional area: Inner Gippsland, Outer Gippsland
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
    • Metropolitan Melbourne area: North East Melbourne, Western Melbourne, Hume Moreland, Bayside Peninsula, Brimbank Melton
  • Barwon Child, Youth and Family
    • Regional area: Barwon
  • Latrobe Community Health Service
    • Regional areas: Central Highlands, Western District
  • Intereach
    • Regional areas: Goulburn, Loddon, Mallee
  • Merri Community Health Service
    • Regional area: Ovens Murray

NDIS in Western Australia

Roll out of the NDIS is continuing in in Western Australia (WA).

The Scheme is available across the State except for Central North Metro, South East Metro, Great Southern and Midwest-Gascoyne regions. 

The NDIA has partnered with two organisations to deliver LAC services in WA:

  • Mission Australia
    • Central North Metro, South East Metro and North East Metro service areas
  • APM
    • North Metro, Central South Metro, South Metro, South West, Great Southern and Inner Wheatbelt service areas

The WA ECEI partner, Wanslea Family Services provides support in the Central North Metro, Central South Metro, North Metro, North East Metro, South Metro, South West, Great Southern, South East Metro and Inner Wheatbelt service areas.


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