Wimmera South West Area

The NDIS is now available in the Wimmera South West Area as of 1 October 2017.

The Wimmera South West Area covers the local government areas of:

  • Corangamite
  • Glenelg
  • Hindmarsh
  • Horsham
  • Moyne
  • Northern Grampians
  • Southern Grampians
  • Warrnambool
  • West Wimmera
  • Yarriambiack

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 Wimmera South West will transition according to the following agreed phasing plan.

From October 2017

  • Attendant Care in Schools
  • DSR Waitlist
  • Mental Health Community Support Services Needs Register waitlist
  • Student Transport

From November 2017

  • Futures for Young Adults
  • Supported Accommodation

From December 2017

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

From January 2018

  • Home and Community Care Program for Younger People
  • Mental Health Community Support Services (MHCSS)

New clients, and people receiving service from the Commonwealth Government will transition from October 2017.

If a person receives support from more than one of these services, they will enter the NDIS when the first activity is phased in. For example, in Wimmera South West , if a person receives services under both Student Transport and the Home and Community Care Program for Younger People, they will likely move to the NDIS between October and December 2017.

Clients residing together in shared supported accommodation will be transitioned at the same time where possible.

Fact sheet - Moving to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Wimmera South West, Victoria - October 2017 Fact sheet - Moving to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Wimmera South West, Victoria - October 2017DOC (419 KB)

Contact

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

Latrobe Community Health Service 1800 242 696