NDIS in Queensland

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, Charters Towers Regional Council and 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.

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

Roll out of the NDIS in metropolitan Queensland – map

Brisbane

The NDIS will become available in Brisbane City areas north and south of the Brisbane River from 1 July 2018. This covers the local government area of Brisbane City.

Gold Coast and Hinterland

The NDIS will become available in the Gold Coast and Hinterland from 1 July 2018. This covers the local government area of Gold Coast City.

Ipswich

The NDIS will become available in Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local government areas from 1 July 2017.

Logan and Redlands

The NDIS will become available in the local government areas of Logan City and Redland City from 1 July 2018.

Moreton Bay

The NDIS will become available in the local government area of Moreton Bay, including Strathpine and Caboolture, from 1 January 2019.

Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie

The NDIS will become available in the local government areas of Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie from 1 January 2019.

Roll out of the NDIS in regional Queensland – map

Bundaberg

The NDIS will become available in the Bundaberg local government area from 1 October 2017.

Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait

The NDIS will become available in Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait from 1 July 2018. This covers the local government areas of:

  • Aurukun
  • Cairns
  • Cassowary Coast
  • Cook
  • Croydon
  • Douglas
  • Etheridge
  • Hope Vale
  • Kowanyama
  • Lockhart River
  • Mapoon
  • Mareeba
  • Napranum
  • Northern Peninsula
  • Pormpuraaw
  • Tablelands
  • Torres
  • Torres Strait Island
  • Weipa
  • Wujal Wujal
  • Yarrabah

Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg

The NDIS will become available in the Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg local government areas from 1 July 2018.

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays

The NDIS will become available in the Mackay Disability Service Centre area from 1 November 2016. The Mackay Disability Service Centre area covers the local government areas of:

  • Isaac Regional
  • Mackay Regional
  • Whitsunday Regional

Rockhampton

The NDIS will become available in Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders from 1 January 2018. This covers the local government areas of:

  • Banana
  • Barcaldine
  • Barcoo
  • Blackall Tambo
  • Central Highlands
  • Diamantina
  • Gladstone
  • Livingstone
  • Longreach
  • Rockhampton
  • Winton
  • Woorabinda

Toowoomba and west to the borders

The NDIS will become available in the Toowoomba area and west to the borders from 1 January 2017. This covers the local government areas of:

  • Balonne
  • Bulloo
  • Goondiwindi
  • Maranoa
  • Murweh
  • Paroo
  • Quilpie
  • Southern Downs
  • Toowoomba
  • Western Downs

Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf

The NDIS will become available in Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf from 1 July 2016. This covers the local government areas of:

  • Townsville
  • Charters Towers
  • Palm Island
  • Boulia
  • Burdekin
  • Burke
  • Carpentaria
  • Cloncurry
  • Doomadgee
  • Flinders
  • Hinchinbrook
  • McKinlay
  • Mornington
  • Mount Isa
  • Richmond

Where can I find more information?

Information packs on the Queensland roll out have been developed as a resource for providers and future participants. These resources include a range of factsheets and a frequently asked questions document on the NDIS and the Queensland roll out.

You can subscribe to the NDIS e-newsletter for the latest news and information about the Scheme.

The  NDIA and Queensland Government are delivering a range of information and activities to help people with disability, their families and carers, service providers and the community get ready for the NDIS. For more information on events visit the Queensland events page or the Queensland NDIS events calendar.

Contact us

Information packs

For detailed information about the roll out in QLD, download the following information packs:

Participant information pack (PDF 1MB)

Provider information pack (PDF 1.8MB)

Roll out information

The NDIS is not available everywhere yet, see the Our Sites page to find out which areas currently have access.

Our Sites