NDIS in Queensland
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will progressively roll out across Queensland over a three year period.
From 1 January 2016, early transition to the NDIS has been available in the Local Government Areas of Townsville City and Charters Towers Regional Council for children and young people (0-18 years) and all eligible people from Palm Island Aboriginal Shire.
From 1 July 2016, the NDIS will roll out across the rest of Queensland geographically.
- Five Things you need to know about NDIS in Queensland
- Who can access the NDIS?
- Roll out of the NDIS in Queensland – introduction video
- Roll out of the NDIS in metropolitan Queensland – map
- Roll out of the NDIS in regional Queensland – map
- Where can I find more information?
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 NDIS progressively.
In Queensland, the NDIS will be rolled out geographically. People will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live.
Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.
- Transcript for roll out of the NDIS in Queensland - introduction video (DOCX 20KB)
- Transcript for roll out of the NDIS in Queensland - introduction video (PDF 20KB)
Information packs on the Queensland 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 Queensland roll out.
- Participant information pack (PDF 1MB)
- Provider information pack (PDF 1.8MB)
- Easy English frequently asked questions (PDF, 1MB)
You can subscribe to the NDIS e-newsletter for the latest news and information about the Scheme.
The NDIA and Queensland Government are delivering a range of information and activities to help people with disability, their families and carers, service providers and the community get ready for the NDIS. For more information on events visit the Queensland events page or the Queensland NDIS events calendar.
A bilateral agreement was signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on 16 March 2016 for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland. 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 Queensland governments. The Plan outlines how the three parties will work together to implement the NDIS in Queensland.
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:
Local Area Coordination
The NDIA has commissioned within Commonwealth Grant Guidelines two well-known community based organisations to deliver Queensland Local Area Coordination (LAC) transition services. In the Mackay rollout area, Carers Queensland and Connections Inc. have been selected to deliver the Local Area Coordinator function until 31 January 2017.
In the Toowoomba rollout area Parent to Parent and Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland have been selected to deliver the Local Area Coordinator function until 31 January 2017. From February 2017 Local Area Coordination services in Queensland will be delivered by NDIS LAC Partners in the community.