Schedule A – Additional age and residence requirements

19. Schedule A - Additional age and residence requirements

The additional age requirements and additional residence requirements for South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Australian Capital Territory are set out below. This Annexure sets out:

  • the additional age requirements for South Australia, Tasmania and Queensland; and
  • the additional residence requirements for South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

The relevant date is the date the access request is decided by the NDIA (not the date the access request is made). A person only meets the additional residence requirements if they reside in the relevant area at the time their access request is decided. A person only meets the additional age requirements if they are of the relevant age at the time their access request is decided.

South Australia

For persons who reside in South Australia, additional age and residence requirements apply as set out below. The Districts referred to in column 1 below have the meaning set out in Schedule B. The effect of this table is that:

  • Any person under the age of 15 who resides anywhere in South Australia meets the additional age and residence requirements from 1 January 2016.
  • Any person who is under the age of 18 on 1 January 2017 and who resides anywhere in South Australia will meet the additional age and residence requirements from 1 July 2016.
  • From 1 January 2017, persons who reside in the specified areas will meet both the additional age and residence requirements from the dates set out below.

A person meets the residence requirement if they reside in...

At the following time (the date mentioned in row 1 is the 'relevant date' for South Australia)...

The additional age requirements for the person are...

South Australia

on or after 1 January 2016.

the person is under 15 on the date the access request is made.

South Australia

on or after 1 July 2016.

the person is under 18 on 1 January 2017.

Barossa, Light and Lower North; or
Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield (East)

on or after 1 January 2017.

the person is under 65 on 1 July 2017.

Tea Tree Gully; or
Limestone Coast;
or Murray and Mallee

on or after 1 April 2017.

the person is under 65 on 1 October 2017.

Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island; or
Southern Adelaide; or
Eyre and Western; or
Far North; or
Yorke and Mid North

on or after 1 July 2017.

the person is under 65 on 1 January 2018.

Remainder of South Australia

on or after 1 October 2017.

the person is under 65 on 1 April 2018.

Tasmania

A person meets the additional residence requirements if they reside in Tasmania on or after the commencement of these Rules. The 'relevant date' for Tasmania is the day on which these Rules commence (1 July 2016).

For persons who reside in Tasmania there are additional age requirements that apply in the periods set out below. There is a single exception in that the additional age requirements do not apply to persons who, on 1 July 2016, reside in Tasmania and are accessing Tasmanian funded Supported Accommodation.

The effect of the below table is that the range of ages at which a person meets the additional age requirements is progressively broadened until there are no additional age requirements in Tasmania by 1 July 2018.

For an access request made on or after (or received earlier but decided on or after):

The additional age requirement is that the person be:

1 February 2016

at least 12, and under 25, on the date the access request is made.

1 July 2016

at least 12, and under 29, on the date the access request is made.

1 January 2017

at least 4, and under 29, on the date the access request is made.

1 July 2017

at least 4, and under 35, on the date the access request is made.

1 January 2018

under 50, on the date the access request is made.

1 July 2018

under 65 on the date the access request is made (no additional age requirements apply).

Note, no additional age requirement applies in relation to persons who, on 1 July 2016, reside in Tasmania and are accessing Tasmanian funded shared Supported Accommodation.

Queensland

For persons who reside in Queensland additional age and residence requirements apply as set out below. The effect of this table is that persons in Queensland are eligible to become participants depending on where they live and, in some cases, how old they area.

Schedule B defines the boundaries of particular districts mentioned in column 1 of the table.

A person meets the residence requirement if they reside in...

At the following time (the day mentioned is the 'relevant date' for the area in column 1)...

The additional age requirements for the person are...

Townsville; or
Charters Towers

on or after 16 March 2016

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Palm Island

on or after 16 March 2016

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Townsville Region, other than Townsville, Palm Island and Charters Towers

on or after 1 July 2016

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Mackay

on or after 1 July 2016

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Toowoomba

on or after 1 July 2016

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Ipswich

on or after 1 January 2017

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Bundaberg

on or after 1 April 2017

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Rockhampton

on or after 1 July 2017

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Beenleigh; or
Cairns; or
Brisbane North; or
Brisbane South; or
Maryborough; or
Robina

on or after 1 January 2018

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

Caboolture/Strathpine; or
Maroochydore

on or after 1 July 2018

no additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

From July 2016, the additional age requirements in the first row of the table cease to apply.

New South Wales

For persons who reside in New South Wales additional age and residence requirements apply as set out below. The Districts referred to in column 1 below have the meaning set out in Schedule B.

The effect of this table is that persons who reside in the specified areas will meet both the additional age and residence requirements from the dates set out.

A person meets the residence requirement if they reside in...

at the following time (the day mentioned is the 'relevant date' for the area in column 1)...

The additional age requirements for the person are...

Central Coast; or
Hunter New England; or
Northern Sydney; or
South Western Sydney; or
Southern NSW; or
Western Sydney; or
Nepean Blue Mountains

on or after 1 February 2016

No additional age requirements.

Remainder of New South Wales

on or after 1 January 2017

No additional age requirements.

Victoria

For persons residing in Victoria additional age and residence requirements apply as set out below. The effect of this table is that persons who reside in the specified areas will meet additional age and residence requirements from the relevant dates set out. The Districts referred to in column 1 below have the meaning set out in Schedule B.

A person meets the residence requirement if they reside in...

at the following time (the day mentioned is the 'relevant date' for the area in column 1)...

The additional age requirements for the person are...

North Eastern Melbourne; or
Barwon

on or after 1 April 2016

No additional age requirements

Central Highlands

on or after 1 July 2016

No additional age requirements

Loddon

on or after 1 November 2016

No additional age requirements

Inner Gippsland: or
Ovens Murray; or
Western District

on or after 1 April 2017

No additional age requirements

Inner Eastern Melbourne; or
Outer Eastern Melbourne

on or after 1 May 2017

No additional age requirements

Hume Moreland

on or after 1 September 2017

No additional age requirements

Bayside Peninsula

on or after 1 October 2017

No additional age requirements

Southern Melbourne

on or after 1 March 2018

No additional age requirements

Brimbank Melton; or
Western Melbourne

on or after 1 April 2018

No additional age requirements

Remainder of Victoria

on or after 1 July 2018

No additional age requirements

Australian Capital Territory

A person meets the residence requirement if they reside in...

at the following time (the day mentioned is the 'relevant date' for the area in column 1)...

The additional age requirements for the person are...

Australian Capital Territory

on or after 1 July 2014

No additional age requirements (the person is under 65 on the day of the access request)

A person only meets the additional residence requirements if they reside in the relevant area at the time their access request is decided. For example, a person can reside in the Australian Capital Territory at any time on or after 1 July 2014, so long as they are actually residing there at the time their access request is decided.

However, if a person would meet the additional residence requirements by residing in a particular area on or after a particular date, the person also meets the additional residence requirements if they resided in that area at the time they made an access request and the access request is decided on or after the particular date.

If a person would meet the additional age requirements by being a particular age on a particular date, the person also meets the additional age requirements if they were that age at the time they made an access request and the access request is decided on or after the particular date.

This page current as of
29 March 2019