5 things you need to know about the NDIS in NSW

Map of Australia highlighting state of NSW.

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 the insurance that gives us all peace of mind. Disability could 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 needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.

1. What

The Commonwealth and New South Wales governments have agreed on how the NDIS will be rolled out across NSW. The NDIS already has a trial site in the Hunter region and an early transition site in Nepean Blue Mountains for 2000 children and young people aged 17 and under.

2. When

The NDIS is a big change and will be progressively rolled out across NSW. The NDIS will be operating state-wide by July 2018.

3. Where

1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017 1 July 2016-30June 2017

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

1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 1 July 2017-30June 2018

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Northern NSW
  • South Eastern Sydney
  • Sydney
  • Western NSW
  • Far West

1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019 1 July 2018-30June 2019

  • The NDIS is operating state-wide

4. How

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is working closely with the relevant Commonwealth and NSW government departments to ensure there is a smooth transition to the NDIS for people with disability, their families, carers and providers.

5. What can I do to prepare?

Before your district transitions, if you currently access services you will be contacted to discuss the process of entering the NDIS. If you are not currently receiving support:

Check the information and resources available at NDIS in NSW

( Call us on 1800 800 110

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

Information about roll out in NSW

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

Participant information pack (PDF 3MB)

Provider information pack (PDF 2MB)