NDIS rollout in Queensland - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Queensland rollout schedule

The NDIS is progressively rolling out across Queensland over three years from July 2016 to June 2019.

In May 2017, the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments agreed to bring forward the rollout of the NDIS for users of existing Queensland Government disability services in Ipswich, Bundaberg and Rockhampton transition areas.

Queensland’s transition is occurring on a geographic basis, defined by Local Government Area (LGA) boundaries, as follows:

Between July 2016 to June 2017
AreaRollout start*Rollout end
Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf 1 July 2016 31 January 2017
Mackay, Isaac and Whitsundays 1 November 2016 30 June 2017
Toowoomba and west to the borders 1 January 2017 30 June 2017
Ipswich, Lockyer, Scenic Rim and Somerset 1 July 2017
(May for existing service users)
31 December 2017
Bundaberg 1 October 2017
(1 September for existing service users)
30 June 2018
Rockhampton, Gladstone and west to the borders 1 January 2018
(1 November 2017 for existing service users)
30 June 2018
Logan and Redlands 1 July 2018 31 March 2019
Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait 1 July 2018 30 June 2019
Brisbane suburbs north of Brisbane River 1 July 2018 30 June 2019
Brisbane suburbs south of Brisbane River 1 July 2018 30 June 2019
Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg 1 July 2018 31 December 2018
Gold Coast and Hinterland 1 July 2018 31 March 2019
Moreton Bay including Strathpine and Caboolture 1 January 2019 30 June 2019
Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie 1 January 2019 30 June 2019

*Rollout end date refers to the time by which responsibility for providing disability services, including funding, will move from the Queensland Government to the NDIS. It is therefore important that existing users of Queensland Government disability services move to the NDIS before the end of the transition period in their area. From this time people with disability will access their supports through the NDIS.

You can enter enter your suburb or postcode to find out when you will transition.

The Bilateral Agreement (PDF, 1.9 MB) outlines the timeframe for the NDIS rollout across Queensland areas and the agreed participant intake per quarter.

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