The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is being rolled out in Victoria in stages, so you will be able to access the scheme when it becomes available in the area where you live.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is involved in planning for the NDIS transition and will continue to support Victorians with disability until they have access to NDIS funded support.
The NDIS is being phased in throughout Victoria as follows:
July 1st 2016: North East Melbourne
Banyule, Darebin, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra
January 1st 2017: Central Highlands
Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, Pyrenees
May 1st 2017: Loddon
Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander
October 1st 2017: Ovens Murray
Alpine, Benalla, Indigo, Mansfield, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga
October 1st 2017: Inner Gippsland
Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe, South Gippsland
October 1st 2017: Western district
Corangamite, Glenelg, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moyne, Northern Grampians, Southern Grampians, Warrnambool, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack
November 1st 2017: Inner Eastern Melbourne
Boroondara, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse
November 1st 2017: Outer Eastern Melbourne
Knox, Maroondah, Yarra Ranges
March 1st 2018: Hume Moreland
April 1st 2018: Bayside Peninsula
Bayside, Frankston, Glen Eira, Kingston, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Stonnington
September 1st 2018: Southern Melbourne
Cardinia, Casey, Greater Dandenong
October 1st 2018: Brimbank Melton
October 1st 2018: Western Melbourne
Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Moonee Valley, Wyndham
July 1st 2019: Mallee
Buloke, Gannawarra, Mildura, Swan Hill
July 1st 2019: Goulburn
Greater Shepparton, Mitchell, Moira, Murrindindi, Strathbogie
July 1st 2019: Outer Gippsland
East Gippsland, Wellington
Even if your area isn’t able to access the NDIS yet, if you are eligible, 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.
The Tipping Foundation has been a registered provider of the NDIS since day one.
We know NDIS – just ask us!