DisabilityCare Australia Fund – Overview

The DisabilityCare Australia Fund (the Fund) was established on 1 July 2014 by the DisabilityCare Australia Fund Act 2013 [External Site]. The Fund is a financial asset – consisting of cash and investments with the purpose of holding and distributing money raised from the increase in the Medicare Levy.

Revenue raised from the increase in the Medicare levy will reimburse the States and Territories and the Commonwealth for expenditure incurred in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Disbursement from the DisabilityCare Australia Fund to the State and Territories is subject to key conditions being met, including that a State or Territory has agreed to deliver the full scheme.

Queries regarding the activities of the National Disability Insurance Scheme should be directed to either the National Disability Insurance Agency [External Site] or the Department of Social Services [External Site].

Contact information for this page: Funds Branch

Last updated: 13 September 2017