5 things you need to know about the NDIS in Tasmania

Map of Australia, highlighting Tasmania

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is insurance, which gives us all peace of mind. Disability can affect anyone and having the right support makes a big difference.

The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support they need to pursue their goals. It also fosters social inclusion and economic participation.

1. What 

The Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments have agreed on how the NDIS will be rolled out in Tasmania. In Tasmania, the NDIS will be operating state-wide for all age groups by July 2019. The NDIS is currently available for people aged 15-24.

2. When 

The NDIS is a big change and it will be progressively rolled out in Tasmania. People will move to the NDIS at different times depending on age and living circumstances. The NDIS will be operating state-wide for all age groups by July 2019.

3. Who?

1 July 2016

12–14 yrs old

1 July 2016

1 January 2017

25–28 yrs old

1 July 2017

4–11 yrs old

1 July 2017

1 January 2018

29–34 yrs old

1 July 2018

0–3 yrs old and 35–49 yrs old

1 January 2019

50–64 yrs old

 

Eligible residents in shared supported accommodation will access the NDIS together on a house-by-house basis.

4. How

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is working closely with relevant Commonwealth and Tasmanian government departments to ensure a smooth NDIS transition for all existing and new clients, their families and providers.

5. What can I do to prepare?

If you currently receive disability services and are eligible to enter the NDIS, you will be contacted before you transition. If you are currently not receiving support, you may still be able to access the NDIS.

Check the information and resources available at NDIS in Tasmania

( Call us on 1800 800 110