- Media release from the Minister
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has reached a major milestone with today’s announcement welcoming its 200,000th Australian receiving support through the Scheme.
The NDIS is fully operational in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia with ongoing roll-out in remaining States and Territories, including the first regions of Western Australia joining the Scheme on 1 July 2018 and the Southern Melbourne Region joining on 1 September 2018.
Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher, said the roll-out of the NDIS was having a positive impact on Australians with disability, their families and carers, as well as bringing jobs and economic growth.
“Since launching in 2013 at four trial sites, the NDIS has grown to supporting more than 200,000 Australians, including around 60,000 people who are now receiving support for the very first time,” Mr Fletcher said.