Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf - Queensland Goverment

Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf

Map of Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf

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.

Early launch

Eligible children and young people aged under 18 years in Townsville and Charters Towers local government areas, and all eligible people with disability aged under 65 years on Palm Island were the first Queenslanders to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as part of Queensland's early launch from January 2016. Read more about the early launch.

Rollout dates

The NDIS commenced roll out to Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, west to Mount Isa, and up to the gulf on 1 July 2016. This covers the following Local Government Areas:

  • Boulia
  • Burdekin
  • Burke
  • Carpentaria
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Doomadgee
  • Flinders
  • Hinchinbrook
  • McKinlay
  • Mornington
  • Mount Isa
  • Palm Island
  • Richmond
  • Townsville 

People with disability in these local government areas can submit a request to access the NDIS now.

Turning 65

Applicants must be under 65 years old on the date their request to access the NDIS is received by the NDIA.

More information

Visit the NDIS website or call the NDIS Hotline on 1800 800 110 for further information. For people with hearing or speech loss, call TTY 1800 555 677.

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Last updated:
6 July 2017