About SDA

Download our ‘Steps for Developing Specialist Disability Accommodation’ Guide

How do I develop Specialist Disability Accommodation is one of the most common questions we receive on a daily basis. Unfortunately, there is minimal online information available that steps you through the whole process.

We hope our document ‘Steps for Developing Specialist Disability Accommodation” can assist you with successful project delivery.

Steps for Developing Specialist Disability Accommodation

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NDIS Government Funding

Funding information including the Price Guide which is s a summary of NDIS prices that will apply for SDA is Available Here. It is designed to assist providers to understand the prices for SDA under the NDIS.

SDA Explained

On March 14, 2017, the Specialist Disability Accommodation Rules 2016 (SDA Rules) came into effect. The framework for delivery to eligible participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been established using the SDA Rules, the NDIS Act 2013 and NDIS Rules under the Act.

The SDA Rules set out the criteria for NDIS participants to have SDA funding included in their plan, including the type of dwelling that SDA funding can be used on and the way payments will be paid to registered providers of SDA.

The amount paid on SDA is dependent on the type of dwelling, and this is specified by the Building Type that is enrolled by the registered provider. If there are any changes to the dwelling type, the registered provider must advise the NDIA within 5 working days. In addition, if the dwelling does not meet all the requirements of the Building Type it is enrolled under, SDA payments will not be paid, so it’s essential that both the enrolment and the claim are correct.

The SDA Rules provide descriptions of five applicable Building Types, and the Price Guide contains further details on accommodation types and pricing. The number of residents impacts on the SDA price and for the purpose of claims the number of residents in a dwelling includes both participants (whether they have SDA included in their plans or not) plus any other residents who are being accommodated at the dwelling.

The number of bedrooms also affects the price, and it’s important to note that an On-site Overnight Assistance room is not classified as a bedroom under the rule.

The Building Types that have separate SDA prices are as follows:

  • Apartment, 1 bedroom, 1 resident
  • Apartment, 2 bedrooms, 1 resident
  • Apartment, 2 bedrooms, 2 residents
  • Apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 residents
  • Villa/ duplex/ townhouse, 1 resident
  • Villa/ duplex/ townhouse, 2 residents
  • Villa/ duplex/ townhouse, 3 residents
  • House, 2 residents
  • House, 3 residents
  • Group home, 4 residents
  • Group home, 5 residents
  • Legacy stock, 6+ residents (the SDA price for legacy stock depends on the number of residents).


Download the Designing for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Fact Sheet

Designing for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Fact Sheet
Designing for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Fact Sheet
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