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South Australian transition update – May 2018

As the transition to the NDIS in South Australia nears completion, the NDIA would like to provide an update on the transition.

As at 31 December 2017, more than 15,000 participants had approved plans in South Australia.

However, due to a number of factors including the challenge of identifying appropriate Partners in the Community to support planning outcomes at the required pace, the transition of State clients will take longer than originally scheduled.

Read the full update on South Australia’s transition.


The NDIS is now available in South Australia. To find out more go to Accessing the NDIS, or visit your nearest NDIS office.

South Australia statistics as at 31 March 2018

  • 16,221 people from South Australia are benefiting from the NDIS
  • 8,823 people in South Australia are receiving support for the first time
  • 10% growth in the number of participants has been achieved this quarter

View statistics for South Australia (PDF 420KB)

NDIS in Adelaide – map

Map of metropolitan Adelaide

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NDIS in regional South Australia – map

Roll out of the NDIS in regional South Australia – interactive map

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Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) in SA

The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available to all children aged 0-6 with developmental delay or disability. If you need support for your child you can contact our Partner in the Community (Partner) delivering ECEI services.

In South Australia the Partner delivering ECEI services is:

By 1 September 2018, the Early Childhood, Early Intervention (ECEI) Partner role will transition from the Government of South Australia, Department of Human Services (SA DHS) to an employee-owned public service mutual, owned and operated by the same experienced staff currently providing ECEI Partner services. 

A public service mutual is an organisation where staff are directly involved in the decision-making and can use their experience and expertise to deliver services to our community.  

What does this mean for me?

The staff who are forming the public service mutual have been delivering ECEI services through Child and Youth Services DHS. These staff are experienced in delivering Early Childhood supports, and will continue to support you throughout the transition. If you are currently accessing ECEI services for your child, we will keep you informed on any changes that might affect you. If you have any questions you can contact us on 1800 931 190 or your local NDIA office.

For more information about the ECEI approach, visit the NDIS ECEI page.
For Partner offices please visit our Locations page.

Local Area Coordination in SA

For most people, a Local Area Coordinator, or LAC will be your main contact point for the NDIS.

In SA, we have partnered with three well known community-based organisations to deliver LAC services. Our Partners in the Community (Partners) are:

One of our NSW Partners, Uniting NSW/ACT (external), are temporarily sending a small team of Local Area Coordinators to South Australia to work alongside the local NDIA office and the SA partners to help with the delivery of Local Area Coordination services. Uniting NSW/ACT staff will be using NDIS co-branded materials and badges to ensure they are easily identifiable as Local Area Coordinators.

If you are interested in working as a LAC in SA you can find details about available positions by visiting our Partners website recruitment pages:

Feros Care Careers
Baptcare Careers (external)
Mission Australia Careers (external)

For NDIS and Partner offices and contact details visit Our Locations page.


We run regular workshops and open house sessions where you can come and learn about the NDIS and ask us questions.

Go to our South Australia event page to book your place at one of our upcoming sessions.

More information