Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc


Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc., we have put together a handy Lift Out to use as a reference tool when needing to know about the NDIS. 

It is not meant to be a comprehensive informative tool but something you can use to reference to point you in the right direction of where to go to get more information.

NDIS Lift Out v4:   WORD   |   PDF


The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have signed a Bilateral Agreement for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland.  By 1 July 2019, all eligible people with disability will be covered under the NDIS, ultimately providing support to over 90,000 Queenslanders.  In Queensland, the NDIS will be rolled out geographically.

The National Disability Insurance Agency and the Queensland Government are working closely to ensure a smooth transition to the NDIS.  Existing national and state-based services and supports will continue until all eligible people with disability start their plans with the NDIS.  Details about the transition to the NDIS in Queensland are available on the NDIS website:

To find your local NDIS Office and contact details, visit


Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI)

The ECEI approach is available to all children aged 0-6 with a developmental delay or disability in line with the roll out of the NDIS.  An ECEI Coordinator working for one of our partners will be your main contact point for the NDIS and can help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child.

NDIS Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will work to support people with disability to
participate in and contribute to social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with
disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime.  The NDIS provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports. One of the ways this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC).

Please note that not all of the local government areas in the Queensland regions are fully covered by ECEIs and LACs.   For a full summary of services in your area visit


Cairns Region
ECEI: Mission Australia
LAC:  Mission Australia

Mackay Region
ECEI:  UnitingCare Community
LAC:   Feros Care

Rockhampton Region
LAC:   Carers Queensland

Townsville Region
ECEI:  UnitingCare Community
LAC:   Feros Care