5 things you need to know about the NDIS in Victoria
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.
The Commonwealth and Victorian governments have agreed on how the NDIS will be rolled out across Victoria. In Victoria, the NDIS will be operating state-wide by July 2019. The NDIS already has a trial site in the Barwon region.
The NDIS is a big change and will be progressively rolled out across Victoria over three years. People currently receiving support through the Commonwealth and Victorian Government will be moving to the NDIS at different times depending on the type of support they are receiving and where they live.
The regions below transition during the following periods. Visit the NDIS in Victoria page for specific dates.
1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
- North East Melbourne
- Central Highlands
1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018
- Outer East Melbourne
- Inner East Melbourne
- Ovens Murray
- Inner Gippsland
- Wimmera South West (formally known as Western District)
- Bayside Peninsula
- Hume Moreland
1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019
- Southern Melbourne
- Brimbank Melton
- Western Melbourne
- Outer Gippsland
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is working closely with relevant Commonwealth and Victorian government departments to ensure there is a smooth transition to the NDIS for new and existing clients, their families, carers and providers.
5. What can I do to prepare?
Before your area 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 Victoria
( Call us on 1800 800 110