NDIS in Victoria

The first stage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria began in the Barwon region on 1 July 2013.

From 1 July 2016 the NDIS will begin to be available across other areas of Victoria. The NDIS will be made available progressively across the state over the next three years.

Who can access the NDIS?

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 scheme progressively.

In Victoria, the NDIS will be rolled out across the state. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and the type of support they receive.

Eligible clients who have the most urgent need for supports and who are on the Victorian Disability Support Register, or who are on the Early Childhood Intervention Services waitlist, will enter the scheme over the first two years of the transition. Access to a package of supports will be provided no earlier than 1 July 2016.

It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll out starts in an area. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.

Roll out of the NDIS in Victoria – introduction video

Roll out of the NDIS in metropolitan Melbourne – interactive map

Please use the following map to find out more about when the NDIS is arriving in your area. Click on your district for more information.

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Metropolitan Melbourne areas

Bayside Peninsula

The NDIS will become available in the Bayside Peninsula area from 1 April 2018.

The Bayside Peninsula area covers the local government areas of

  • Bayside
  • Frankston
  • Glen Eira
  • Kingston
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Port Phillip
  • Stonnington

Brimbank Melton

The NDIS will become available in the Brimbank Melton area from 1 October 2018.

The Brimbank Melton area covers the local government areas of

  • Brimbank
  • Melton

Hume Moreland

The NDIS will become available in the Hume Moreland area from 1 March 2018.

The Hume Moreland area covers the local government areas of

  • Hume
  • Moreland

Inner Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Inner East Melbourne area from 1 November 2017.

The Inner East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Boroondara
  • Manningham
  • Monash
  • Whitehorse

North Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the North East Melbourne area from 1 July 2016.

The North East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Banyule
  • Darebin
  • Nillumbik
  • Whittlesea
  • Yarra

Outer Eastern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Outer East Melbourne area from 1 November 2017.

The Outer East Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Knox
  • Maroondah
  • Yarra Ranges

Southern Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Southern Melbourne area from 1 September 2018.

The Southern Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Cardinia
  • Casey
  • Greater Dandenong

Western Melbourne

The NDIS will become available in the Western Melbourne area from 1 October 2018.

The Western Melbourne area covers the local government areas of

  • Hobsons Bay
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melbourne
  • Moonee Valley
  • Wyndham

Roll out of the NDIS in regional Victoria – interactive map

Please use the following map to find out more about when the NDIS is arriving in your area. Click on your district for more information.

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Regional Victoria areas

Central Highlands

The NDIS will become available in the Central Highlands area from 1 January 2017.

The Central Highlands area covers the local government areas of

  • Ararat
  • Ballarat
  • Golden Plains
  • Hepburn
  • Moorabool
  • Pyrenees

Goulburn

The NDIS will become available in the Goulburn area from 1 January 2019.

The Goulburn area covers the local government areas of

  • Greater Shepparton
  • Mitchell
  • Moira
  • Murrindindi
  • Strathbogie

Inner Gippsland

The NDIS will become available in the Inner Gippsland area from 1 October 2017.

The Inner Gippsland area covers the local government areas of

  • Bass Coast
  • Baw Baw
  • Latrobe
  • South Gippsland

Loddon

The NDIS will become available in the Loddon area from 1 May 2017.

The Loddon area covers the local government areas of

  • Campaspe
  • Central Goldfields
  • Greater Bendigo
  • Loddon
  • Macedon Ranges
  • Mount Alexander

Mallee

The NDIS will become available in the Mallee area from 1 January 2019.

The Mallee area covers the local government areas of

  • Buloke
  • Gannawarra
  • Mildura
  • Swan Hill

Outer Gippsland

The NDIS will become available in the Outer Gippsland area from 1 January 2019.

The Outer Gippsland area covers the local government areas of

  • East Gippsland
  • Wellington

Ovens Murray

The NDIS will become available in the Ovens Murray area from 1 October 2017.

The Ovens Murray area covers the local government areas of

  • Alpine
  • Benalla
  • Indigo
  • Mansfield
  • Towong
  • Wangaratta
  • Wodonga

Wimmera South West (formally known as Western District)

The NDIS will become available in the Western District area from 1 October 2017.

The Western District area covers the local government areas of

  • Corangamite
  • Glenelg
  • Hindmarsh
  • Horsham
  • Moyne
  • Northern Grampians
  • Southern Grampians
  • Warrnambool
  • West Wimmera
  • Yarriambiack

Office locations

There are NDIS offices in Victoria. They are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Geelong: 168-170 Little Malop St
  • Colac: 13 Connor St

Where can I find more information?

Information packs on the Victorian 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 Victorian roll out.

Easy English materials about the Victorian roll out have also been developed.

The NDIA hosted a webinar on the NDIS roll out in VIC. The panel discussed their experiences of the NDIS trial site to date and what you can expect as the Scheme is delivered in VIC. For more information and to watch the webinar go to the Webinars page.

Transitional Arrangements

A bilateral agreement was signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews on 16 September 2015 for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria. 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 Victorian governments. The Plan outlines how the three parties will work together to implement the NDIS in Victoria.

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

Local Area Coordination (LAC) is an important part of the supports and activities that will be available to people with disability and their communities as they transition to the NDIS. It is designed to support people with disability to explore and build an ordinary life within their communities.

The NDIA recently tendered for Partners to deliver the LAC services for the roll out of the NDIS in the areas of Victoria that will transition to the NDIS in the first year. The three successful tenderers are

  • Brotherhood of St Laurence in North East Melbourne
  • Latrobe Community Health Service in Central Highlands
  • Intereach in Loddon

LACs in these locations will work with participants to

  • Provide assistance to connect to and build informal and natural supports
  • Provide assistance with the planning process and effective implementation
  • Work with non-participants as part of Information, Linkages and Capacity Building
  • Work with community, providers and mainstream to build inclusion and awareness of the needs of people with disability

The LAC Partner services will commence in North East Melbourne Area from 1 July 2016 with pre-phasing services commencing in Central Highlands from July 2016 and in Loddon from November 2016.

Read the media release announcing the Victorian LAC Partners.

If you are interested in working as an LAC in Victoria you can find details about available positions on our LAC Partner websites:

More information

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Roll out information

The NDIS is not available everywhere yet, see the Our Sites page to find out which areas currently have access.

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Information about roll out in Victoria

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

Participant information pack (PDF 3MB)

Provider information pack (PDF 2MB)