Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait

Map of Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait

The NDIS is a new way of providing people with disability across Australia with support to meet their disability needs and link with their community.

The scheme supports people with a permanent and significant disability to take part in everyday activities. This includes people whose disability is an intellectual, sensory or physical impairment, or a psychiatric condition.

Rollout dates

From 1 July 2018, the NDIS will roll out to Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait. This covers the following Local Government Areas:

  • Aurukun
  • Cairns
  • Cassowary Coast
  • Cook
  • Croydon
  • Douglas
  • Etheridge
  • Hope Vale
  • Kowanyama
  • Lockhart River
  • Mapoon
  • Mareeba
  • Napranum
  • Northern Peninsula Area
  • Pormpuraaw
  • Tablelands
  • Torres
  • Torres Strait Island
  • Weipa
  • Wujal Wujal
  • Yarrabah.

People with disability in these local government areas can submit a request to access the NDIS from 1 January 2018.

Existing users of Queensland Government funded disability services in this area should move to the NDIS before 30 June 2019. At this time responsibility for providing disability services including funding will move from the Queensland Government to the NDIS.

Turning 65

Applicants must be under 65 years old on the date their request to access the NDIS is received by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

Getting ready

More information

Find out more about current services and supports for Queenslanders with disability or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68). For TTY users, phone 133 677 and a customer service adviser will help you. For people who need help with English call TIS 131 450.

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Last updated:
6 July 2017