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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:     PDF  |  Easy Read


The Commonwealth and Queensland governments have signed a Bilateral Agreement for the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Queensland which has now rolled out across the state. 

For a full summary of services in your area 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.  


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