Specialist Disability Accommodation

Latest news - February 2018

In November 2017, the Disability Reform Council asked the NDIA to provide further information to the market and to consider mechanisms through which private investment in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) could be encouraged. 

Building on experience gained during the market and Independent Pricing Review work already conducted, the NDIA requested McKinsey & Co consult with key stakeholders to deliver on the Disability Reform Council request.

These consultations are currently being undertaken.

The NDIA expects to publish new and more detailed information about SDA by the end of March 2018. Read the news item for more information.


One of the supports that may be funded for some participants who have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs is Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). SDA refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. From 1 July 2016, eligible participants will have SDA funding included in their plan enabling them to source the SDA they require and choose from the market.

SDA funding is for the dwelling itself, and is not intended to cover support costs (such as Supported Independent Living), which are assessed and funded separately by the NDIS.

For more information on SDA:

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