What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a Federal Act developed in 2013 to allow people with a disability to exercise choice and control about matters that affect them- such as their housing. SDA housing is housing built to a standard not readily available in the general housing supply.

The Australian Government was one of the first countries in the world to be a signatory of the ‘UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’. The Federal Government via the NDIS SDA program have committed $700,000,000.00 annually for the next 20 years to investors who provide specially constructed housing. The SDA housing program aims to increase the supply of suitable accessible housing through generous rental subsidy payments.

Currently, there are over 28,000 Australians with a disability that the NDIS has identified as living in inappropriate accommodation. The NDIS SDA funding is to encourage property investors and institutions to build more disabled-centric homes. Sadly there are also 6,000+ young Australian’s who are currently living in aged care facilities due to a lack of housing options and this number is increasing by 50 young Australians a week.

By purchasing an NDIS Property home you help provide a suitable purpose built home for up to 4 disabled Australians. In return, the generous NDIS SDA scheme will pay you returns that exceed 10.5% net depending on the location and exact property type.


The NDIA, or National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA,) is backed by legislation that requires agreement from all States and Territories before any changes are made. The NDIS is a national initiative backed by the Federal Government.


To encourage investment in SDA Property, the NDIA provides a generous rental subsidy. This scale of this building project can not be over stated and has been slated as the largest social housing building program Australia has ever seen.


The Government has committed $700m annually for payments to SDA property investors a year, indexed for the next 20 years. This commitment at the Federal level gives investors peace of mind, confidence, and investment security.

SDA Eligibility

All properties made available from NDIS Property (Wholesale Property Group) are registered for SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) with the NDIA. All participants who live in the properties must agree to the following.

  • They must be 18 years old or over.
  • SDA payments are very generous and in return the NDIA requires that they make a Reasonable Rent Contribution. This is set at 25% of your Disability Support Pension plus their Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
  • Certain homes will require a particular level SDA approved in their plan.

SDA - Classification

All NDISP homes are registered with the NDIA. There are 4 levels of SDA registration that match to the level of SDA that can be approved in your NDIS Plan (applies to SDA occupants).

  • Basic
  • Improved Liveability
  • Fully accessible
  • Robust
  • High Physical Support

The Participants Experience

We’re able to direct those looking at SDA housing, but the better method of obtaining information is the Governments NDIS website.

The following video is sourced from the NDIS YouTube channel and will provide basic guidance on the ‘NDIS Pathway’.

NDIS Tenancy Opportunities

Looking to gain a subsidised NDIS rental property? The steps in becoming an NDIS tenant are detailed below.

By entering your EOI Form it helps us ensure we get the right home for you as fast as possible. We’ll work with our partners to have you appropriate placed. Download a form or fill out your expression of interest online.

Many people are eligible for SDA payments and are not aware. Just because you haven’t had this in your plan previously doesn’t necessarily mean you are not eligible. We encourage everyone to apply.

If you can share with a friend you already know that is the ideal situation. Always let us know if you are applying with a friend.

When a home that meets your criteria becomes available NDIS Property, a partner, or your SIL Provider will contact you with an offer.

A very simple rental tenancy agreement is all that is required to secure your new lease. Our occupier partners will claim the SDA payments directly from the NDIA and your Reasonable Rental Contribution of 25% of DSS payments directly from CenterLink.

NDIS Property, in company with our partners, will work with you, your informal supports and care providers to ensure your move in smooth and care free. After moving in NDISP will continue to support you as the property manager.