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Good Housing is committed to providing high-quality, smart, healthy SDA homes to support our tenants' physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, we understand that navigating the NDIS can be a complex and overwhelming experience. However, we are here to help make your journey a positive one.


Why choose Good Housing?

Good Housing is Australia’s only integrated Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) provider that develops, builds and operates its homes, meaning we have the unrivalled ability to deliver and maintain tenant-centric homes.
Born out of a family need for SDA housing, the Good Housing co-founders understand the challenges of sourcing accommodation for loved ones.
Choosing Good Housing means partnering with a provider that places collaboration and commitment first to deliver real and measured positive impact for our tenants above all else.
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How our homes differ?

Relentless in our pursuit of the ideal design and floor plan for our future tenants, we have actively collaborated with individuals, their families and Support Providers to ensure our homes meet tenants’ diverse physical, mental and emotional well-being needs whilst also optimising independence, social interaction, and high-quality support first.
What’s more, each home will be customised to suit the individual needs of tenants.
Modern and striking architectural design
Beautiful and functional spaces
a kitchen with a table and chairs
Open-plan living areas
Fully-maintained landscaped gardens
Brand-new, curated furniture as our gift to tenants (as a part of our exclusive ‘Good Feeling Package’)
Provision for assistive/ smart technology
The 9 Healthy Building Standards (air quality, thermal health, moisture, dust & pests, safety & security, water quality, noise, lighting & views, ventilation)
Certification to Liveable Housing Australia’s Platinum Standard


NDIS funding



The first step is to check if the applicant meets the NDIS eligibility criteria. To be eligible, the applicant must have:
  • A permanent and/ or significant disability.
  • Be between 7-65 years of age.
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a Protected Special Category Visa.

Access request

Once an applicant meets eligibility criteria, the next stage is to make an access request to the NDIS. This can be done by:
  • Completing an access request form
  • Providing supporting documentation (e.g. medical reports, assessments, and evidence of disability)

Planning meeting

Once the access request is accepted, the applicant will be invited to attend a planning meeting with an NDIS planner or local area coordinator. This meeting aims to discuss the applicant’s needs and develop an individualised support plan.

NDIS plan

The support plan outlines the applicant’s goals, needs, and the types of support they require. This may include funding for disability-related equipment, therapies, or services like support workers or personal care. The plan is reviewed regularly, and adjustments can be made as the applicant’s needs and goals change.


Once the NDIS plan is approved, the applicant can begin accessing the supports and services outlined in the plan. They can also choose which service providers to work with and how their funding is managed.

What is SDA?

Specialist disability accommodation (SDA) is a range of housing designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs.
Specialist disability accommodation is designed to be more accessible based on your disability-related support needs by assisting you to live more independently in your home and allowing your other supports to be delivered better or more safely. For example, you might need a home with reinforced ceilings to install a ceiling hoist. It doesn’t include the services or support you might get in your home that relate to your disability supports needs.
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SDA may involve a shared home with a small number of other people where you have your private bedroom. You can share your bedroom with others, for example, a partner, if you want to. Or you can live in SDA by yourself if that option best meets your disability-related support needs and circumstances.

One of the main benefits of SDA is that it allows individuals living with disability to live as independently as possible and participate in their community. With the right features, individuals can live their best lives.

In Australia, four (4) disability design categories inform the design and construction of buildings and living spaces for individuals with disabilities. These categories are:

THE SDA JOURNEY: Participant & support information

Step 1
Get SDA funded in your plan
Step 2
Take time to think about what a good home means for you.
Step 3
Submit an Expression of interest.
Step 4
Move into your new home!
Step 1

Get SDA funded in your plan

One of the main benefits of SDA is that it allows individuals living with disability to live as independently as possible and participate in their community. With the right features, individuals can live their best lives.
  • Mobility needs
  • Level of support required
  • Capacity for independent living
Eligibility is determined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as part of an individual's overall NDIS plan. The NDIA will first fund occupational therapy in your NDIS plan as the first step to determining your SDA eligibility. Your Occupational Therapist will then assess the type of home you need (the physical environment) and the person-to-person support you need (if any) in that home by considering things like your physical function and social factors. Once this assessment has been completed, your Occupational Therapist will prepare a report with recommendations about the type of home you need and the support you require in that home. The NDIA will then use this information to determine your SDA eligibility and fund you accordingly.
Step 2

Take time to think about what a good home means for you

Once you have SDA in your plan, you can look for a home that suits your needs. Home means different things to everyone. There are some considerations to be made when finding the right SDA - whether it’s about who you live with, who supports you in your home or the community services you need to access.
We recommend assessing the following when finding the right SDA home:
  • Determine your needs, including medical, mobility, and personal preferences.
  • Location -  what is the ideal location convenient for you?
  • Accessibility - does the accommodation and the neighbourhood meet your requirements?
  • Level of staffing and support required to support your needs.
  • Do you need to live alone or with others?
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Good Housing carefully considers all the factors that are important to a person when building SDA. This includes ensuring the SDA has easy access to public transport, shopping centres, community services, parks, hospitals and much more. We also ensure we partner with support providers that can deliver good support in the home while giving you the flexibility to bring your support provider.
Step 3

Submit an Expression of interest

Once you know what requirements you need in a home, you can submit an expression of interest here. Our Tenant Empowerment Team will then contact you to talk to you about the options. This could be a property that is currently available or coming soon. As part of this process, we carefully consider any modifications or customisations needed to ensure the property meets your needs.
If no available or upcoming properties meet your needs, we can work with you on custom-built solutions.
Once a property has been agreed on, we will give you a Letter of Offer that secures your tenancy.
Step 4

Move into your new home!

You enter into a lease agreement and move into your new home. As part of our gift to you, Good Housing provides brand-new, curated furniture, which is yours to keep. You can choose from one of two furniture packages based on your unique taste, and we organise for that furniture to be delivered and installed.
If you or someone you know is looking for SDA, we would love to help. Our Tenant Empowerment team is knowledgeable and passionate about making your SDA journey a positive one.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today, and let's work together to empower extraordinary lives.

Want to collaborate with us for good?

Are you a SIL Provider looking to provide a better living experience for the people you support? We’d love to talk.
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