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Where and when the NDIS rollout is happening.

NDIS rollout

The NDIS was initially launched in July 2013 in four trial site locations, followed by another three in mid-2014. It’s planned that by 2020, the NDIS rollout will be complete across Australia. If the scheme hasn’t been launched in your area yet, it’s just a matter of time – and in the meantime, your current government-funded disability services will continue as usual.

Where were the NDIS trial sites:

  • Hunter area, NSW
  • Barwon area, Victoria
  • South Australia (for children 0-13 years)
  • Tasmania (for young people 15-24 years)
  • The ACT
  • Barkly region, Northern Territory
  • Western Australia (Perth Hills region, Cockburn-Kwinana area, and two sites operating under the WA My Way initiative)

What’s happening now?

The NDIS is now progressively being rolled out in all states and territories (except Western Australia where the approach to full scheme is being finalised). It’s expected that by 2020, the NDIS will be fully up and running across all Australian states and territories.

NSW rollout 

The next phase of the NDIS rollout in in NSW commenced 1st July 2016 for those aged 0-65 in the following regions:

Hunter New England        Armidale, Glenn Innes, Gunnedah, Guyra, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha, Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter,  Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Muswellbrook 
Nepean Blue Mountains       Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Hawkesbury, Penrith
Northern Sydney       Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney, Pittwater, Ryde, Warringah, Willoughby
South West Sydney       Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly 
Southern NSW        Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire, Yass Valley
Western Sydney: Auburn, Blacktown, Holroyd, Parramatta, The Hills Shire 

The NDIS rollout for other regions of Sydney and NSW will begin 1st July 2017.

Qld rollout

Rollout in Queensland will occur as follows:

Between July 2016 to June 2017
  • Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf
  • Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays
  • Toowoomba and west to the borders
Between July 2017 to June 2018 
  • Ipswich, Lockyer, Scenic Rim and Somerset
  • Bundaberg
  • Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders
Between July 2018 to June 2019 
  • Logan and Redlands
  • Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait
  • Brisbane suburbs north and south of Brisbane River
  • Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg
  • Gold Coast and Hinterland
  • Moreton Bay including Strathpine and Caboolture
  • Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie

For more info on the NDIS rollout, visit the NDIS website.


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