Loddon

The NDIS is now available in the Loddon area as of 1 May 2017.

The Loddon area covers the local government areas of:

  • Campaspe
  • Central Goldfields
  • Greater Bendigo
  • Loddon
  • Macedon Ranges
  • Mount Alexander

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 new NDIS.

To access the NDIS

To access the NDIS, people with a disability need to meet age and 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 Loddon will transition according to the following agreed phasing plan.

From May 2017

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

From June 2017

  • Supported Accommodation
  • Individual Support Packages
  • Futures for Young Adults

From August 2017

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

From September 2017

  • Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS)
  • Home and Community Care (HACC)

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 Loddon, if a person is receiving both an Individual Support Package and Home and Community Care would transition to the NDIS from June 2017. Clients residing together in shared supported accommodation will be transitioned at the same time where possible.

NDIS Participant Phasing Fact Sheet - Loddon NDIS Participant Phasing Fact Sheet - LoddonPDF (1.35 MB) Fact sheet - Loddon NDIS Partipant Phasing Fact sheet - LoddonDOC (168.55 KB)

Contact

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

Intereach 1300 968 140