Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc


Here at Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc., we have put together a hand 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.  View Lift Out-v3 here.

The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have signed a Bilateral Agreement for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland.  From 1 July 2016 eligible people in Queensland will start entering the NDIS in a carefully managed and well supported way. 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.

This is the start of an important journey, not the end. 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:


Townsville Office Location:

235 Stanley St,  Townsville
Open 9.00am - 4.30pm Mon - Fri
Phone:  1800 800 110 FREECALL


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).

Indigenous Wellness Centre QLD
184 Barolin Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
1300 492 492

Mission Australia


Carers QLD
28 - 30 Thorn Street, Ipswich QLD 4305
1800 242 636

Feros Care QLD
Shop 5, 74 Wood Street, Mackay QLD 4740
1300 763 583

Carers QLD
632 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
1800 242 636

Feros Care QLD
Suite 2, 520 Flinders Street, Townsville QLD 4810
1300 763 583