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Where and when is the National Disability Insurance Scheme available?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in July 2013. For the first three years, it is being introduced at trial sites at selected locations because it’s a big change, and we want to get it right and make it sustainable.

On 1 July 2013, the NDIS began in Tasmania for young people aged 15-24, in South Australia for children aged under 14 (on 1 July 2015), and in the Barwon area of Victoria and the Hunter area in New South Wales for people up to age 65.

From 1 July 2014, the NDIS commenced across the ACT, the Barkly region of Northern Territory, and in the Perth Hills area of Western Australia.

From 1 July 2015, the NDIS commenced in the Nepean Blue Mountains area in New South Wales for children and young people aged under 18 on 1 July 2015.

Roll-out of the full scheme in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory will commence progressively from July 2016.

Read about the planning process in the Participants section of this site.

Read about Access Requirements in the People with Disability section of this site.

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