NDIS Thin Markets Project


NDIS Thin Markets Project

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 

The outputs of the project will include: 

  • A framework for addressing thin market challenges, including for rural and remote areas.
  • A roadmap for developing delivering practical trial projects. 

Consultations have now concluded, however for further information on the project, please see the discussion paper.

This discussion paper is also available as an Easy Read document and an Auslan video