Rollout in Victoria

The NDIS is being rolled out progressively in Victoria over a three-year period between July 2016 and July 2019.

By the time the scheme is fully operational, around 105,000 people in Victoria are expected to receive support as part of the NDIS. This includes approximately 76,000 clients from the existing Victorian specialist disability and mainstream systems. With time, these systems will be replaced by the NDIS.

The NDIS in Victoria began in Barwon in 2013, the North Eastern Melbourne Area on 1 July 2016 and Central Highlands on 1 January 2017.

The staged rollout of the NDIS will give current and new disability service providers time to prepare for the new scheme. This will ensure a smoother transition for people with a disability and their families and carers.

The staged roll out of the NDIS in Victoria is based on a range of factors including:

  • the number and needs of adults and children with a disability (existing Victorian disability clients) living in the area
  • the time to get the right support and services in place
  • national and local experience to date with NDIS trials


To find out when the NDIS will be in your area, view the rollout dates.

NDIS in metropolitan Melbourne

More information about the NDIS in each area in metropolitan Melbourne:

North Eastern Melbourne from July 2016

Inner Eastern Melbourne from 1 November 2017

Outer Eastern Melbourne from 1 November 2017

Hume Moreland from 1 March 2018

Bayside Peninsula from 1 April 2018

Southern Melbourne from 1 September 2018

Western Melbourne from 1 October 2018

Brimbank Melton from 1 October 2018

NDIS in regional Victoria

More information about the NDIS in each area in regional Victoria:

Central Highlands from 1 January 2017

Loddon from 1 May 2017

Inner Gippsland from 1 October 2017

Ovens Murray from 1 October 2017

Wimmera South West from 1 October 2017

Goulburn from 1 January 2019

Outer Gippsland from 1 January 2019

Mallee from 1 January 2019