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Huge new job opportunities in Eyre Peninsula and West Coast through NDIS

Wednesday – 20 July 2016

Eyre and Western

Up to 450 new jobs are anticipated to be created in the disability sector on the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast once the National Disability Insurance Scheme is fully rolled out across South Australia.

The NDIS is expected to create about 6000 new jobs in South Australian by the time the full scheme in is rolled out in July 2018, many of which will be in regional areas.

Recent modelling by the National Disability Insurance Agency shows up to 450 jobs will be created locally, up from about 150 existing jobs.

State Government representatives visited Port Lincoln today and will visit disability service provider CARA, urging locals seeking work, or those looking for a new career direction, to consider a position in the disability sector.


The NDIS will transform the disability sector in South Australia, both for participants and service providers. Almost double the number of people living with disability in South Australia will have access to services through the NDIS.

It will result in about 6000 new jobs in South Australia, including many in regional South Australia.

It is estimated that the South Australian disability workforce will increase from about 6000 full-time equivalent workers to more than 12,000 under the NDIS.

The recent State Budget included an additional $50 million to support the transition to the NDIS, and a further $40.5 million for people living with a disability to access services including accommodation support, community access and respite services.

For more information about employment and training opportunities in the disability sector, call the WorkReady information line on 1800 506 266 or visit Alternatively, you can:

  • search for a jobactive provider at
  • contact Northern Futures (for opportunities in Adelaide’s northern suburbs) on 1800 619 933
  • directly approach disability service providers.
  • For more information about the NDIS, visit or call 1800 800 110.