NDIS Thin Markets Project


NDIS Thin Markets Project

Online engagements open now

The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have commissioned the NDIS Thin Markets Project to develop strategies to address supply gaps in NDIS ‘thin markets’.

Thin markets are being described as inadequate service availability resulting in participants’ needs not being met. Thin markets categories include:

  1. Geographically rural/remote areas;
  2. Support type (e.g. specialised supports with insufficient supply or low demand);
  3. Supports for people with complex needs such as (but not limited to) early childhood, behaviour intervention, specialist disability accommodation;
  4. Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants; and
  5. Support for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) participants.

If you are a service provider, participant, or peak body representing NDIS participants in thin markets we want to hear from you. The consultation will be open to 30 June 2019.

Follow the links to access the online survey, and written submissions.

For more background to the project, please see the discussion paper.