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NDIS rolled out to five new regions from 1 January

Monday – 1 January 2018

The National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to rollout across South Australia with Adelaide’s southern suburbs, the Far North, Yorke and Mid North, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, and the Eyre and Western regions included from today.

The NDIS is a once-in-a-generation social and economic reform that is giving Australians with disability more choice and control over the services and support they need to fully participate in the community.

The scheme is also delivering a significant boost to employment in South Australia, with 6,000 new full time jobs to be created once fully implemented.

Funding for disability services in South Australia will increase to $1.5 billion a year, including an annual $723 million contribution from the State Government.

The implementation of the NDIS in South Australia has been phased. Children with disability across the State, as well as adults under the age of 65 in some regions including northern Adelaide, the Murray and Mallee, and the Limestone Coast are already accessing the scheme.

People with a disability and their carers should visit www.mysupportmychoice.sa.gov.au for more information on what services are available to them.

Background

Once fully rolled out, around 32,000 South Australians will be receiving support through the NDIS, which is almost double the number of people previously receiving disability support in the State.

More than 3,000 people with disability, family members, job seekers, and disability service providers have attended the 20 expos conducted so far in locations such as Gawler, Mount Gambier, Kingscote, Port Augusta, Clare, Kadina, Port Lincoln, Coober Pedy, and metropolitan Adelaide. Three more community information expos will be held in February and March.