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NDIS price guide for SIL

Published on: May 14, 2021 at 01:25 What does the NDIS price guide say about SIL? How much does SIL and other NDIS housing support cost? It can be complicated to work it out.

Where do you see if you’ve got funding for NDIS housing?

Usually these items will be “stated” on your NDIS plan. That means your planner or LAC will specifically write into your NDIS plan that you can buy those things, and there will be a budget for them that you can’t use for anything else.

Often, Supported Independent Living (SIL) will be agency-managed. It will always be in the core section of your plan.

Independent Living Options (ILO), Short Term Accommodation (STA) and Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) will also be found in the core section of your plan, but might be agency, plan or self managed depending on your circumstances.

How much does each service cost?

We’ve prepared a full list of NDIS Support catalogue of SIL-related costs that you can download.

Rates are impacted by:

  • The time of day (e.g. afternoon and evening shifts are more expensive than day rates)
  • Ratio of workers to residents (e.g. a resident who requires 2 support workers will have to pay more than a resident who can share 1 support worker with other residents)
  • Public holidays and weekends cost more than standard weekdays
  • Area (e.g. remote and very remote areas cost more than metropolitan areas)
  • Needs of residents (e.g. someone with complex and high needs will have to pay more for service than someone with straightforward support needs)

Rough guide to rates:

  • Short term accommodation (STA) or respite has a standard daily rate that averages at around $1800 per day depending on the factors above
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL) has an hourly rate for support work that starts at around $56 per hour and increases to $350 depending on the factors above
  • Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) costs between $130 and $194 per day depending on the factors above

How do I know what I can buy?

As you can see, the cost of NDIS housing depends on your location and needs. We’re experts in helping our residents work out what they need, and getting SIL assessments where they require them too. Get in touch to ask us for help calculating what you need and what you’re entitled to.