The NDIS represents a big change and will be progressively rolled out across Victoria over three years to ensure it is successful and sustainable. People currently receiving support through the Victorian Government will move to the NDIS at different times depending on where they live and the type of support they receive.

Eligible clients who have the most urgent need for supports and who are on the Victorian Disability Support Register, or who are on the Early Childhood Intervention Services waitlist, will enter the scheme over the first two years.

It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with a disability to enter the NDIS once roll out starts in an area. Existing Commonwealth and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plans with the NDIS.

The NDIS Rollout is as follows in Victoria

1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017

  • North East Melbourne
  • Central Highlands
  • Loddon

1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018

  • Outer East Melbourne
  • Inner East Melbourne
  • Ovens Murray
  • Inner Gippsland
  • Western District
  • Bayside Peninsula
  • Hume Moreland

1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019

  • Southern Melbourne
  • Brimbank Melton
  • Western Melbourne
  • Goulburn
  • Mallee
  • Outer Gippsland

For more information about the NDIS rollout head to the NDIS website.

To find out your local government area and to better understand when the NDIS comes to you, visit the Know Your Council website.

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