Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia

A report on new supply and potential undersupply of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) across Australia


What is Get Building SDA?

Get Building SDA is an initiative to grow Specialist Disability Accommodation

Who is this for?

For people with disability and their families looking to build

For people receiving SDA payments, building your own accessible housing may be an option. Get Building SDA can show you how.

For developers and investors interested in building SDA

Get Building SDA provides the tools and guidance needed to make your SDA ambitions a reality.

What is SDA?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is housing that has been specially designed to suit the needs of people who have ‘extreme functional impairment’ or ‘very high support needs’.

Knowledge Hub

Regardless of where you are on your SDA journey, we have resources to help

Introduction to SDA
An overview of SDA, including the process for
NDIS participants to get SDA funding Read more

Building and Managing SDA
How to build SDA, how to register as an SDA provider and manage it Read more

SDA Finance
Find out what your options are to finance your SDA build Read more

Connecting and Tenanting
Find and connect with services to help you as you plan, build, and find tenants Read more

Delivering Support
Develop strategies to navigate the complexities of supporting people in SDA Read more


National Conference 2019, 22 March 2019, Melbourne

More than 400 people attended the inaugural Get Building SDA National Conference. The conference showcased what the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) market has achieved to date, with expert presenters detailing what it takes to achieve great SDA outcomes.



Connecting NSW Events

More than 300 people attended our five Connecting NSW events throughout April. The events focussed on bringing the key players from all sides of the conversation together to discuss the world of SDA and what it means for them.



Our Partners

In NSW, the Get Building SDA initiative is brought to you by the Summer Foundation and Disability Services Consulting, with generous funding support from the NSW Department of Industry under the Smart, Skilled and Hired: Disability Sector Scale Up program.