When is the NDIS coming to our area?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is now rolling out across Australia, until 2019.
It is important to be prepared. Download our free guide to the NDIS for your child to help you to make the most of the NDIS for your child.
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 January 2019: Mallee
Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill
- 1 January 2019: Goulburn
Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie
- 1 January 2019: Outer Gippsland
East Gippsland, Wellington
Will I be notified when the NDIS begins to roll out?
If your child is currently receiving disability supports, it is likely that you will be contacted by the NDIS to start working on their plan when the NDIS begins to roll out in their area. Yooralla's resources can help you can find out more about whether your child is eligible for the NDIS and, if so, when and how they can access the NDIS.
If your child doesn't currently receive funding, they will need to be assessed for eligibility to access the NDIS.
Yooralla has developed a free guide to assist you to prepare to access the NDIS for your child.
What will happen before the NDIS begins to roll out?
Before the NDIS rolls out, it will be ‘business as usual’ for the disability supports received by your child. However, it’s a good idea to start understanding and thinking about the NDIS early so you can make the most of the NDIS for your child, when it becomes available to them. Yooralla has resources to help you and your child to understand the NDIS and get prepared before rolls out in your area.