NDIS in the ACT

The NDIS commenced in the ACT on 1 July 2014 for people up to age 65. We are bringing people into the Scheme in a gradual way to ensure our staff, operations and services are ready to be delivered effectively and sustainably. See below for the ACT transition timetable.

Who can access the Scheme?

A person with an impairment that is likely to be permanent and the impairment makes it difficult to take part in everyday activities, can access the Scheme. A person needs to meet disability or early intervention requirements, as well as age and residence requirements.

If you are an existing client of a disability service, the NDIA will contact you about transitioning into the Scheme. Existing national and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plan with the NDIS.

For more information, please visit Access requirements.

Office locations

There are three NDIS offices in the ACT. They are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

  • 212 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon
  • Nature Conservation House, cnr Emu Bank and Benjamin Way, Belconnen
  • 2-6 Bowes St, Woden (Sharing with DHS)

Where can I find more information?

Read about upcoming events in the ACT.

Subscribe to the NDIS e-newsletter for the latest news and information about the scheme.

Contact us by phone or email.

Transitioning into the Scheme

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.

People in group homes will transition into the Scheme over a two-year period. When one person in a group home accesses the Scheme, so will all the other residents in that home.

The following table shows when participants of different ‘ages and stages’ might commence with the Scheme (please note that this information may change). The Transition timetable [PDF] is also available for download:

Transition Period Youth
(Age or Academic Year)
Adults
(Date of Birth)
2014    

From July

Children born on or after 1 July 2012

People who completed school between 2008-13 and received a Post School Options package funded by the Australian Capital Territory

Any resident of a group home who on 1 July 2014 was born on or after 1 July 1992

Born between 1 July 1949 and 30 June 1950

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on
1 July 2014 was born on or after 1 July 1992

On or after 1 October

Children born between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2012

Children not expected to start school in 2015 or 2016

Students expected to complete secondary school in 2014

Any resident of a group home who on 1 July 2014 was born between 23 August 1989 and 30 June 1992

Born between 1 July 1950 and 30 June 1951

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 23 August 1989 and 30 June 1992

2015    

On or after 1 January

High school students (Years 7-12)

Born between 1 July 1951 and 30 June 1954

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 24 October 1983 and 22 August 1989

 

On or after 1 April

Children enrolled in Kindergarten, or school years 1 – 6

Born between 1 July 1954 and 30 June 1955

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 29 October 1981 and 23 October 1983

On or after 1 July

 

Born between 1 July 1955 and 30 June 1958

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 3 November 1978 and 28 October 1981.

On or after 1 October

Remaining children under 15 years

Born between 1 July 1958 and 30 June 1965

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 19 May 1974 and 2 November 1978

2016    

On or after 1 January

 

Born between 1 July 1965 and 30 June 1974

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 24 February 1974 and 18 May 1974

On or after 1 April

 

Born between 1 July 1974 and 30 June 1987

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 14 June 1967 and 23 February 1974

On or after 1 July

 

Born on or after 1 July 1987

Residents of a group home whose youngest resident on 1 July 2014 was born between 18 August 1956 and 13 June 1967