When is the NDIS coming to the area of the person I care for?

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 prepare for the NDIS guide to make sure the person you care for makes 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 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 the person you care for is currently receiving disability supports, it is likely that they will be contacted by the NDIS to start working on their plan when the NDIS begins to roll out in their area. You can find out more about whether the person you care for is eligible for the NDIS and, if so, when and how you can access the NDIS.

If the person you care for doesn't currently receive funding, they will need to be assessed for eligibility to access the NDIS. Yooralla has developed a guide to assist you to prepare to access the NDIS.

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 the person you care for. However, it’s a good idea to start understanding and thinking about the NDIS early so they can make the most of the opportunity when it’s available to them. Yooralla has resources to help you and the person you care for understand the NDIS and get prepared before rolls out in your area. Download our free guide to prepare for the NDIS.


For NDIS enquiries or to purchase services using NDIS funding, please contact us:

Phone: 03 9666 4500

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