Self-Directed Funding

Self-Directed Funding


Is SDF for Me Fact Sheet

Summary Fact Sheet

SDF Handbook

Role  of Planner Fact Sheet

Principles Fact Sheet

Rights and Responsibilities Fact Sheet

Financial Administration Fact Sheet

Applying for SDF Flowchart

Consent Form

Checklist for Planners

SDF Plan

Service Provider Fact Sheet

Insurance Fact Sheet

Direct Payment Guide Guidelines

Acquittal and Audit Process Fact Sheet

Disability Services National Minimum Data Set Reporting Fact Sheet

Reviews Fact Sheet

Individual Support Plan and Agreement

Acquittal and Review Form

Self-Directed Funding (SDF) is a way people with disability can be more involved in decisions about their support by using funding they've already been allocated (Individual Support Packages (ISP) or individual Community Access (CA) packages) in a way that best suits their needs. After a successful pilot program, during which the SDF pilot participants reported a range of benefits including increased control, flexibility, choice, enhanced dignity, empowerment and well-being, SDF can be applied for state-wide from 1 January 2015.

SDF might be for you if:

  • You are under 65 years of age
  • You are not in the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) Tasmanian Cohort (aged 15 to 24)
  • You have been allocated an Individual Support Program (ISP) or individual Community Access (CA) package (you cannot use HACC or portability funding as SDF)
  • You don't live in a group home
  • You want the flexibility, choice and control over where you purchase supports from
  • You'd prefer to organise and coordinate your own supports
  • You are confident that you could choose and negotiate quality supports to meet your needs

For more information on SDF, please consult the SDF Handbook, fact sheets and other documentation, or contact your local Gateway Service below:



Level 1
Boland Street
Launceston  7250

Phone 1800 171 233

North West

Mission Australia

Level 1
35 Oldaker Street, Devonport

Phone 1800 171 233

South East

Mission Australia

Level 1
10 Bayfield Street
Rosny Park  7018

Phone 1800 171 233

South West


Ground Floor
175 Collins Street
Hobart  7000

Phone 1800 171 233