When is the NDIS coming to my area?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now rolling out across Australia, until 2019.
No matter when the NDIS is coming to you it is worth being prepared. Download our getting ready for the NDIS guide to make sure you make the most of the NDIS.
The NDIS rollout schedule for Victoria is as follows:
- 1 July 2013: Barwon region (NDIS trial site)
The first stages of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria began in a trial site in the Barwon region on 1 July 2013.
- 1 July 2016: North East Melbourne
The NDIS started rolling out in Yarra, Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik and Whittlesea from 1 July 2016.
- 1 January 2017: Central Highlands
The NDIS started rolling out in Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, Pyrenees from 1 January 2017.
- 1 May 2017: Loddon
The NDIS started rolling out in Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander from 1 May 2017.
- 1 October 2017: Ovens Murray
Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga
- 1 October 2017: Inner Gippsland
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland
- 1 October 2017: Wimmera South West
Corangamite, Glenelg, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moyne, Northern Grampians, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack
- 1 November 2017: Inner Eastern Melbourne
Boroondara, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse
- 1 November 2017: Outer Eastern Melbourne
Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges
- 1 March 2018: Hume Moreland
- 1 April 2018: Bayside Peninsula
Bayside, Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Stonnington
- 1 September 2018: Southern Melbourne
Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong
- 1 October 2018: Brimbank Melton
- 1 October 2018: Western Melbourne
Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Moonee Valley, Wyndham
- 1 July 2019: Mallee
Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill
- 1 July 2019: Goulburn
Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie
- 1 July 2019: Outer Gippsland
East Gippsland, Wellington
Will I be notified when the NDIS comes to my area?
When the NDIS comes to your area, if you are currently receiving disability supports, it is likely that you will be contacted by the NDIS to start working on your plan. You can find out more about whether you are eligible for the NDIS and if so when and how you can access the NDIS. If you don’t currently receive funding, then you will need to be assessed for eligibility to access the NDIS. Yooralla has developed this resource to assist you to prepare to access the NDIS [link to accessing guide].
What will happen before the NDIS comes to my area?
If your area isn’t able to access the NDIS yet, it will be ‘business as usual’ for the disability supports you receive. It’s a good idea to start understanding and thinking about the NDIS early so you can make the most of the opportunity when it’s available to you. Yooralla has resources to help you understand the NDIS and get prepared before it comes to your area. Download our free guide to prepare for the NDIS.