The NDIS is now available in the NT. Find out How to apply.
Northern Territory statistics as at 31 December 2018
- 2,167 people in the Northern Territory are benefiting from the NDIS
- 515 initial plans have been approved
- 592 children supported through the ECEI gateway
Early Childhood Early Intervention
The ECEI approach is available to all children aged 0-6 years with a developmental delay or disability across the NT.
An ECEI Coordinator working for one of our partners will be your main contact for the NDIS and can help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child.
In the Darwin Urban Service Area, we have partnered with Early Childhood Australia – Northern Territory Branch (ECANT) (external) (External website) to deliver ECEI services in the Local Government Areas of Darwin, Litchfield, and Palmerston. If you live in one of these areas and have a child aged 0-6, an ECEI Coordinator from ECANT will be your main contact point for the NDIS and can help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child.
If you are interested in working with our partner to deliver ECEI services visit the ECANT Recruitment page (external) (External website).
Local Area Coordination
For most people aged seven and above living in the Local Government Areas of Darwin, Litchfield, and Palmerston in the Darwin Urban Service Area, a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) working for our partner will be your main contact point for the NDIS.
In the Darwin Urban Service Area we have partnered with APM (external) (External website) to deliver LAC services.
If you are interested in working as an LAC in the NT you can find details about available positions by visiting the Work at APM page (external) (External website).
Areas where partners do not deliver ECEI or LAC services
If you live outside of Darwin, Litchfield or Palmerston, someone from the NDIA will work with you to connect you to the NDIS or to supports in your community.
NDIS participants and disaster management
The NDIA is working closely with Northern Territory Government to reduce the impact of disasters on NDIS participants with vulnerabilities or NDIS participants who may become vulnerable. Visit the Secure NT website (external) (External website)for information about supporting people with vulnerabilities in disasters.
Government Agreement for Transition to the NDIS
On 5 May 2016 the Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments agreed to arrangements for transition to the NDIS in the NT (External website).
The Operational Plan outlines how governments and the NDIA will work together to implement the NDIS in the NT.