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NDIS Roll out in Victoria

NDIS Roll out in Victoria

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From 1 July 2016, eligible people in Victoria will start entering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) carefully managed and well supported way.

NDIS is expected to be operating state-wide by July 2019, ultimately providing support to about 105,000 people with disability.

Areas that will transition to the NDIS:

July 2016 – June 2017

  • North East Melbourne – 1 July 2016
  • Central Highland – 1 January 2017
  • Loddon – 1 May 2017

July 2017 – June 2018

  • Inner Gippsland – 1 October 2017
  • Ovens Murray – 1 October 2017
  • Western District – 1 October 2017
  • Inner East Melbourne – 1 November 2017
  • Outer East Melbourne – 1 November 2017
  • Hume Moreland – 1 March 2018
  • Bayside Peninsula – 1 April 2018

July 2018 – June 2019

  • South Melbourne – 1 September 2018
  • Brim bank Melton – 1 October 2018
  • Western Melbourne – 1 October 2018
  • Goulburn – 1 January 2019
  • Mallee – 1 January 2019
  • Outer Gippsland – 1 January 2019

The specific details on when and how people will be able to access NDIS will be made in available in coming months.

People currently receiving support through Victorian Government will move into NDIS at different time depending on where they live and the type of support they receive during the transition.

It is expected to take up to 12 months for eligible people with disability to enter the NDIS once roll out starts in an area.

A short video about the rollout (for Victoria) is available at https://goo.gl/5UYyPU.

Deaf Australia encourages deaf community (including parents of deaf children) to share experiences of accessing the NDIS with Deaf Australia. It is important that we monitor ongoing development of the scheme and share direct experiences of deaf and hard of hearing people and its family, carers and supporters.

Please email (or send video) your experience at info@deafau.org.au.

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