Central Highlands

The NDIS is now available in Central Highlands as of 1 January 2017.

Central Highlands covers the local government areas of:

  • Ararat
  • Ballarat
  • Golden Plains
  • Hepburn
  • Moorabool
  • Pyrenees

People who live in any of these areas and receive support from the Victorian Government, will be contacted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

This also includes people who are waiting for supports on the Disability Support Register (DSR) and Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS).

People that don't currently receive Government support will need to fill out an Access Request checklist and submit it to the NDIA to access the NDIS.

To access the NDIS

To access the NDIS, people with a disability need to meet agedand residence requirements and disability or early intervention requirements.

Order of transition

In order to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS in Victoria, people who are already receiving Victorian Government services in Central Highlands will transition according to the following agreed phasing plan.

From January 2017

  • Futures for young Adults
  • DSR Waitlist
  • New clients and other Commonwealth clients
  • Commonwealth Residential aged care (young people)
  • Commonwealth Home care (young people)

From February 2017

  • Supported accommodation
  • Individual Support Packages

From April 2017

  • Early Childhood Intervention Services
  • Attendant Care
  • Student Transport
  • Other disability activities (Community and Facility Based Respite, Flexible Support Packages, Outreach, Behaviour Intervention Services, Case Management, Recreation, Therapy, and Independent Living Training)

From May 2017

  • Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS)
  • Home and Community Care (HACC)
  • Other disability activities (Community and Facility Based Respite, Flexible Support Packages, Outreach, Behaviour Intervention Services, Case Management, Recreation, Therapy, and Independent Living Training)

If a person receives support from more than one of these activities, they will enter the NDIS when the first activity is phased in. For example, in Central Highlands, if a person is receiving both an Individual Support Package and Home and Community Care would transition to the NDIS from February 2017. Clients residing together in shared supported accommodation will be transitioned at the same time where possible.

Fact sheet - Central Highlands Fact sheet - Central HighlandsDOC (205.5 KB)

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Contact

If you are entering the scheme in Central Highlands and have any questions, you can contact the Local Area Coordinator.

Latrobe Community Health Service 1800 242 696