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SDA Price Guide

NDIS Price Guide for Specialist Disability Accommodation

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This document sets out the prices and payments that apply for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from 1 July 2016. All compliant SDA dwellings have a maximum price that the Agency will pay that is based on the dwelling’s age, location and features. Providers must be registered providers and be approved for the SDA Registration Group. Additionally, providers must enroll each dwelling with the Agency.

It is important that providers are aware that the Price Guide does not outline all of the requirements and definitions that apply to SDA dwellings.

On 14 March 2017 the NDIS (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules 2016 (SDA Rules) came into effect. The SDA Rules, together with the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 and the NDIS Rules under the Act, establish the framework for providing SDA to participants under the NDIS. The SDA Rules deal with the criteria for when a participant will have SDA included in their NDIS plan, the dwellings that can be used for SDA and the payments that will be paid to registered providers of SDA.

This Price Guide is referred to in the SDA Rules and sets out the amounts of the prices for particular SDA types and locations, including allowances for features (SDA Rule 5.4). The Price Guide also contains further detail regarding the Design Categories and Building Types described in the SDA Rules.

For Legacy Stock the SDA prices are not set out in this Price Guide but are set out in the Legacy Stock Price List.

The arrangements for the provision of SDA by registered providers and the payment of the SDA price to registered providers are mainly set out in:

  • The legislation, including the NDIS Act and the NDIS Rules made under the Act, including the SDA Rules;
  • The Terms of Business for Registered Providers (Terms of Business)1, including the Specialist Disability Accommodation Addendum;
  • This NDIS Price Guide for SDA; and
  • The NDIS Price Guide2 for each jurisdiction:
    • NDIS Price Guide (NSW/Vic/Qld/Tas);
    • NDIS Price Guide (Act/SA/WA/NT).

Further information to assist Providers is also available through the NDIS provider portal.

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