Providers must meet the conditions of enrolment for each dwelling.

The conditions are: 

  • The dwelling is kept in a good state of repair.
  • The provider lets us know about any changes.
  • The provider gives us an independent certification of the enrolled dwelling if we ask for one.

Providers should use the my NDIS provider portal if they need to tell us anything about a specialist disability accommodation dwelling. If a provider can’t use the portal, they should email us at [email protected].

Can providers enrol dwellings containing ordinary bedrooms?

Participants can choose to live with people who aren’t participants, or participants who aren’t eligible for specialist disability accommodation. 

Bedrooms for people who aren’t participants don’t need to meet the specialist disability accommodation Design Standard.

There are a few things to remember:

  • We enrol dwellings based on the number of residents that the home can accommodate. This includes both participants and any other residents living at the dwelling, who may or may not have specialist disability accommodation in their plan. It also assumes one person per bedroom.
  • Pricing for all enrolled dwellings is according to the specialist disability accommodation Pricing Arrangements.
  • Entrance points and doors must comply with the specialist disability accommodation Design Standard.
  • All areas of a dwelling that aren’t bedrooms or private bathrooms, such as ensuites, are shared areas that need to comply with specialist disability accommodation Design Standard.

If an application includes non-compliant bedrooms, providers also need to give us all of the following information:

  • The number of non-compliant bedrooms.
  • The number of people who will live in those bedrooms.
  • A declaration that non-compliant bedrooms won’t be used to house specialist disability accommodation eligible participants.
This page current as of
11 November 2021
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