National Disability Insurance Scheme

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will become available across South Australia for adults 18 to 64 years from July 2017. The roll out of the NDIS is by local government areas. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), responsible for delivering the NDIS, have begun to make contact with people who meet eligibility requirements, living in the following local government areas:

  • Barossa Light and Lower North region
  • City of Playford
  • City of Salisbury
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield (East)

The Northern Territory NDIS rollout began in January 2017, firstly in Darwin with people in supported accommodation and East Arnhem.

The NDIS is being rolled out in my area, what happens next?

When the rollout occurs in your area it will be the beginning of your journey into the NDIS. This means that you will soon be meeting with a NDIA Planner to determine what therapies and supports you need to live the life you want and what you require to help you meet your goals. The NDIA may offer to create your plan over the phone. If you are not comfortable with this do not feel pressured into agreeing – you can request, and are entitled to, a face-to-face meeting. You can also a bring someone to support you such as a family member, friend and/or advocate.

How can the MS Society help?

The MS Society can provide you with information and guidance around the planning process. This includes assisting you to identify what supports, therapies and equipment you require to ensure that you have the best possible plan to meet your aspirations and goals.

We can assure you that the MS Society is here and will continue to provide support to you. If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 812 311 or via email

Planning Workshops

From 1st April 2018 the National Disability Insurance Scheme commences in Western and Eastern Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.You are invited to come along to hear information, ask your questions and start to plan your support needs.

Thebarton Workshop:
When: Wednesday 14 March, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Thebarton Community Centre, cnr Ashwin Parade & South Road, Torrensville
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 5 March

A light supper will be provided

Glenunga Workshop:
Thursday 22 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Glenunga Hub, 70 Conyngham Street, Glenunga
Cost: Free to people with MS and their family/carer
RSVP by: Monday 12 March

Morning tea will be provided

These workshops help tackle the important questions.

What does NDIS mean for you?
How do you register and prepare for your planning meeting so that you get the support you need to live an 'ordinary' life?
How do you find the right providers?
What services will the MS Society provide?
How do you manage your NDIS funds?

Please book to attend via MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or


The MS Society has developed a range of factsheets to help you navigate the NDIS system:

Useful links

The following is a list of useful resources developed for the NDIS by other organisations.

National Disability Insurance Scheme