Apply to be a disability service provider
After 24 May 2018 the Department of Human Services (DHS) will not assess new applications to become a member of the Disability Services Provider Panel (DSPP).
If you have not begun the assessment process with DHS by 24 May 2018, you will need to wait until the NDIS Commission comes into effect on 1 July 2018 to begin a new registration application.
Learn more about NDIS providers.
Organisations applying for funding to provide disability services must become a member of the Disability Services Provider Panel (DSPP).
Members are reviewed periodically to make sure they remain eligible for panel membership.
Before you begin
Panel members can apply for funding only in the specific service activity areas for which they have qualified, so it's important to be clear about the:
- types of services your organisation can provide
- target group or groups
- regional areas being serviced
- location of the services.
You must be informed about the obligations you will face as a disability service provider in South Australia. Review the material on:
- standards for disability and HACC service providers
- quality requirements for disability service providers
- managing feedback in the disability sector.
How to apply
You will need to apply for panel membership through a qualification process. Contact Disability SA and ask for a DSPP application kit.
Applications are assessed by Disability SA.
Legal and reporting requirements
Funding for disability services is through the Commonwealth Government's National Disability Agreement Program (NDA). Disability SA manages the funds provided through the NDA.
Disability SA expects that organisations will comply with relevant Commonwealth and State legislation as part of any Disability Services Provider Panel application.
Applying to become a panel member does not guarantee that an organisation will receive funding or referrals from Disability SA.