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

The MS Society is providing interactive workshops to help people living with MS and their support network understand and prepare
for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

These workshops aim to provide a brief overview of NDIS and what you need to think about for your NDIS plan.

Part of the session will be dedicated to having a practice go at what you need to think about when you are developing your NDIS plan. There will be resources available to assist you and for you to take home.

When:Thursday 20 July 11.00 am – 12.30pm
Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre 28 Smith Road Salisbury East

RSVP by: Thursday 13 July

When:Tuesday 25 July, 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Adelaide Theosophical Society Hall, 310 South Tce, Adelaide

RSVP by: Tuesday 18 July

When: Tuesday 1 August, 11.45 am to 1.15 pm
Reynella Neighbourhood Centre, 164-170 Old South Road, Old Noarlunga

RSVP by: Tuesday 25 July

Limited Places
Please RSVP asap and by the dates shown to 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