NDIS in South Australia
The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in South Australia began on 1 July 2013 for children aged 13 years and under. Read about who can currently access the NDIS in South Australia .
From 1 February 2016 the NDIS will begin to be rolled out in full. The NDIS will be made available progressively across the state over the next two years.
By July 2018, it is estimated that around 26,000 people will access the NDIS, including around 17,000 people from the existing South Australian specialist disability system. The agreement provides for another 6,500 people who are not currently receiving disability services to enter from July 2018 onwards.
- 5 Things you need to know about NDIS in South Australia
- How will the NDIS be rolled out in South Australia?
- Roll out of the NDIS in South Australia– introduction video
- Roll out of the NDIS in metropolitan Adelaide – map
- Roll out of the NDIS in regional South Australia – map
- Where can I find more information?
- Transcript for roll out of the NDIS in South Australia- introduction video (DOCX 20KB)
- Transcript for roll out of the NDIS in South Australia- introduction video (PDF 12KB)
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 scheme progressively. The NDIS is expected to cover all of South Australia and all age groups by July 2018, ultimately providing support to about 32,000 people with disability.
From 1 February 2016, children aged between 0 to 14 years of age across South Australia will continue to enter the NDIS.
From 1 January 2017, young people aged between 15 and 17 years of age across South Australia will begin to enter the NDIS.
From 1 July 2017, adults aged 18 to 64 years of age will begin to enter the NDIS based on where they live.
When the NDIS commences in a region, people currently receiving supports through South Australian Government specialist disability services will be moving first.
Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people with disability start their plans with the NDIS.
For adults aged 18 to 64 years of age receiving supports from the existing South Australian specialist disability system, the start date for transition to the NDIS will be based on where they live. The roll out areas are listed below and more information about specific regions is available from the South Australian Government regions (New window) webpage.
Information packs on the South Australian 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 South Australian roll out.
- Easy English Answers to your questions about the South Australian roll out (PDF 1.2MB)
- Easy English Answers to your questions about the South Australian roll out - text only (DOCX 61KB)
You can subscribe to the NDIS e-newsletter for the latest news and information about the scheme.
A bilateral agreement was signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill on 11 December 2015 for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in South Australia. You can read the agreement on the COAG website.
An Operational Plan (the Plan) is an agreement between the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Commonwealth and South Australian governments. The Plan outlines how the three parties will work together to implement the NDIS in South Australia.
The Plan is made up of 20 different sections in two parts:
- Part one is about the bilateral and national policy.
- Part two is about administration and service delivery.
You can download the operation plan below:
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.
Children aged up to 14 years will continue to enter the scheme during 2016. Young people aged between 15 and 17 years will enter the scheme from 1 January 2017. Adults aged between 18 and 64 years will be able to access the scheme from July 2017, based on where they live (see above).
People will continue to receive their existing supports until they are scheduled to transition into the NDIS.
If you have already applied to access the scheme, the NDIA will contact you when it is time for your child to be scheduled for an appointment.
For more information, please visit Access Requirements.
There are six NDIS offices in South Australia. They are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
- 2 Sturt Reserve Rd, Murray Bridge - view in Google Maps (external link)
- 47-49 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth - view in Google Maps (external link)
- 15-31 Ayliffes Rd, St Marys - view in Google Maps (external link)
- 96 Reservior Rd, Modbury - view in Google Maps (external link)
- 72 Lipson St, Port Adelaide - view in Google Maps (external link)
- 9 Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre, Noarlunga - view in Google Maps (external link)