Housing and Tenancy

Considering what and where ‘home’ will be, is one of the big questions that has no quick or easy answer. People with disability live in all sorts of different living arrangements in the community. Every property and support arrangement is as unique as the person living in it.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of funding individualised support for people with disability including psychosocial disability that involves more choice and control and a lifetime approach to the person’s support needs.

To find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme:
Visit the national website: www.ndis.gov.auExternal Link
Call the NDIA on 1800 800 110

  • TTY users phone 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 800 110
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1800 555 727 and ask for 1800 800 110
  • Internet Relay users connect to the National Relay Service at relayservice.com.au and ask for 1800 800 110


The practical aspects of property planning
A Place to Call Home: Thinking it Through (Mamre - Pave the Way, Queensland) External Link
From House to Home: Housing, Tenancy and support for People with Complex Needs Related to their Disability (Disability ACT)
Universal Design Guide (Disability WA) External Link

Decision-making and shared responsibility
Choreographing life: How authority and responsibility can be delegated and shared in right relationship in the lives of people with a disability when they use services that support daily life Home West Association 2007. External Link

Information about different financial arrangements
Home and Community Care funding information External Link

Practical aspects of property
Special Disability Trusts Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2006) External Link
Tenants Union ACT External Link