Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Category Requirements Guidelines

SDA is a support that may be funded for some participants who have an extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. It refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions, including to assist with the delivery of supports that cater for their extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. Provision of SDA refers to the provision of the dwelling itself, and not the supports or services (such as Supported Independent Living), which may be delivered in the dwelling. Such supports and services are assessed and funded separately by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

The SDA Conditions Rules were made for the purposes of prescribing the obligations imposed on registered NDIS providers who provide specialist disability accommodation in participating jurisdictions based on the NDIS (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Rules 2016.

A copy of the SDA Design Category Requirements Guidelines can be found here.