NDIS roll out in Queensland

Posted on 01 November 2016

Today, the NDIS continues its expansion across Queensland to include people with disability living in Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays.

This is a significant day for people with disability, their families and carers in these communities.

The number of people receiving disability support in Queensland is forecast to grow from 48,000 to 91,000 by 2019 – an increase of more than 90 per cent. In Mackay, that number is forecast to grow from 1400 to 3100 in 2019 – an increase of more than 100 per cent.

The NDIS will also boost the Queensland economy by $2.5 billion and double the disability services workforce. More than 450 new jobs will be created in Mackay over the coming years and an additional $80 million will be injected in to the local economy.

The NDIS is already available to all people under the age of 65 in the North Queensland areas of Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf.

Over the next three years, the NDIS is being introduced in stages across Queensland to ensure it is successful and sustainable. For more information about the roll out of the NDIS in your area visit the Queensland page.

If you already receive supports from the Queensland or Commonwealth Governments, you will be contacted by an NDIS representative when it is time to transition to the NDIS.

If you are not currently receiving supports, you will need to contact the National Disability Insurance Agency on 1800 800 110 when the NDIS is available in your area.

For the latest resources to help you get ready for the NDIS, visit the NDIS Ready page