The NDIS is now available in South Australia. Find out how to apply.
South Australia statistics as at 31 March 2019
- 27,487 people in South Australia are benefiting from the NDIS
- 12,753 people are now receiving support for the first time
- 198 children are being supported by the ECEI program
Early Childhood Early Intervention
The ECEI approach is available to all children aged 0-6 with a developmental delay or disability.
An ECEI Coordinator working for one of our partners will be your main contact point for the NDIS and can help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child.
In South Australia the partner delivering ECEI services is:
- Kudos Services (external) (External website) – in the Service Areas of Limestone Coast, Murray and Mallee, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Eyre Western and Far North, Southern Adelaide, Western Adelaide, Northern Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Yorke and Mid North, Barossa Light and Lower North, and Eastern Adelaide.
Kudos Services staff are experienced in delivering Early Childhood supports, and will support you and your child.
Country South and Country North ECEI services
The Kudos Services Country tream provides a mobile service into SA country regions.
Each region will have the same team members visit to ensure continuity of support and service. This will also allow staff to build local relationships and active partnerships to build the capacity of local communities.
Each visit will highlight a central location or 'home base' that will let the team coordinate visits to outlying Local Government Areas.
Visit the Kudos Services website (external) for information on when the Kudos Services Country team will be visiting a regional area near you.
For information or to book an appointment phone Kudos Services on 1800 931 190 or send an email email@example.com.
Local Area Coordination
For most people aged seven and above, an LAC working for one of our partners will be your main contact point for the NDIS.
In SA, the partners delivering LAC services are:
- Feros Care (external) (External website) - in the Barossa, Light & Lower North, and Northern Adelaide Service Areas.
- Baptcare (external) (External website) – in the Western Adelaide, Eastern Adelaide and, Yorke and Mid North Service Areas.
- Mission Australia (external) (External website) - in the Limestone Coast, Murray and Mallee, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, Southern Adelaide and, Eyre Western and Far North Service Areas.
If you are interested in working with an LAC in South Australia visit their website recruitment page:
- Feros Care Careers (external) (External website)
- Baptcare Careers (external) (External website)
- Mission Australia Careers (external) (External website)
Areas where partners do not deliver ECEI or LAC services
Some areas of SA do not have partners. If you live in one of these areas, someone from the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will work with you to connect you to the NDIS or to supports in your community.
Find your nearest NDIA office.
In May 2018, the NDIA announced the transition of existing South Australian Government disability clients was going to take longer than initially estimated.
Since this time the NDIA has made significant progress in transitioning South Australian disability clients to the NDIS.
The NDIA acknowledges the considerable support provided by the South Australian Government which, together with additional NDIA resourcing and processing improvements, have helped thousands of South Australian disability clients access support through the NDIS.
As of April 2019 there are a small number of existing South Australian Government disability clients who have either not commenced the planning process or are yet to make contact with the NDIA to facilitate access to the NDIS.
If you or someone you care for is currently in receipt of disability supports funded by the South Australian Government, and eligibility for the NDIS has not been tested or a planning meeting has not taken place, please contact the NDIA as soon as possible using one of the below options:
- by telephone: 1800 800 110
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (to test eligibility)
- contact your provider for assistance with this process
- contact your local NDIA office or Local Area Coordinator’s Office for assistance.
If you or someone you care for receives support from SA Health for community mental health supports, or is a Commonwealth client receiving disability or mental health supports, you are also encouraged to contact the NDIA or your current provider —as you may be eligible for the NDIS. Providers have an important role in supporting their clients to access the NDIS.