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Specialist disability accommodation (SDA)

 Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast

Wesley Mission Queensland proudly operates 13 specialist disability accommodation communities across South East Queensland.

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Purpose-built disability apartments and group homes

We have a range of group, shared and private homes. Each residence is meticulously designed and constructed to meet the highest standards of physical support, with many homes falling into the High Physical Support category.

This dedication to accessibility extends beyond meeting physical needs, aiming to create spaces where individuals can live with dignity, independence, and a sense of belonging.

Skilled 24/7 care tailored to you

Safe and fully secure communities

Fully accessible spaces

Close to essential services and amenities

Pets considered on application


Available now

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1-bedroom private apartment

WesleyCare Murarrie

Address: Murarrie QLD 4172

Bedrooms 1 BedroomsBathroom:     Bathroom Ensuite
Bedroom at Wynnum Apartments, a NDIS SDA disability accommodation in Brisbane

1-bedroom private apartment

WesleyCare Wynnum

Address: Wynnum QLD 4172

Bedrooms 1 BedroomsBathroom:     Bathroom Ensuite
Living area at WesleyCare Sibley Road specialist disability accommodation

Bedroom with ensuite in shared home

WesleyCare Sibley Road

Address: Wynnum West QLD 4178

Bedrooms 1 BedroomsBathroom:     Bathroom Ensuite
WesleyCare Coomera exterior gardens

Private 1-bedroom

WesleyCare Coomera

Address: Coomera QLD 4209

Bedrooms 1 BedroomsBathroom:     Bathroom Ensuite

How to apply for disability accommodation

Step 1

Call our team

Our friendly team will guide you through the process of applying for specialised disability accommodation. They’ll refer you to the right supports in determining your eligibility to access funding.

Step 2

Have your personal consult

This consult is all about getting to know you. We will review your plan, the support you require and advise clearly what you’ll be able to access through our service.

Step 3

Enjoy a home tour

This is a tailored approach to finding you the perfect place to call home. Will walk you through our accommodation options and allow you to select which homes you’d like to personally tour.

Step 4

Get support moving in

We understand that sometimes moving can be an overwhelming experience, so we have care and support on hand to help make your move as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

SIL and SDA are two different types of support provided under the NDIS:

Supported Independent Living (SIL) cover support with personal care and assistance, not housing:

  • Supports that build people's capacity to live independently in the community, improve living skills, money and household management, social and communication skills and behavioural management.
  • It does not cover the housing costs. These costs are either covered privately, through appropriate housing-related funding options or other forms of funding, such as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) covers the physical housing and accessibility features, not daily support costs:

  • Participants live in a private home or apartment funded by their NDIS plan.
  • Funding covers specialized housing for extreme functional impairment or high support needs.
  • SDA properties are purpose-built or modified to provide a high level of accessibility and support.
  • SDA funding does not include the cost of daily living support or personal care. 

The different types of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) are designed to cater to individuals’ specific needs. It includes:

  • Apartments: Fully self-contained units that are fully accessible and equipped with necessary support features.
  • Duplexes, villas, or townhouse: residents have their own semi-attached or stand-alone property within a villa or townhouse complex.
  • Group home: designed for shared living, where 4 to 5 residents receive support and assistance from on-site staff or support workers.
  • House in a specialized facility: purpose-built to cater to the needs of 3 residents with specific disabilities, such as sensory impairment or complex care requirements.

The type of SDA dwelling offered may vary based on the region, the provider, and the specific needs of the individual.

The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard is a set of guidelines and requirements developed under the NDIS. It sets out the specific design and accessibility standards that SDA properties must meet to be eligible for SDA funding. It ensures that the built environment meets the specific needs of individuals with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.

The design categories are:

  1. Improved Liveability: Basic accessibility features for people with mobility challenges.
  2. Fully Accessible: High-level accessibility features for people with significant physical disabilities.
  3. Robust: Housing designed to withstand more significant wear and tear for people with challenging behaviour or sensory impairments.
  4. High Physical Support: Specialist features for individuals with very high support needs, including significant physical and functional impairment.

The standard covers a wide range of design aspects, including:

  • Building layout and floor plans to accommodate assistive technology and equipment.
  • Accessible entrances, doorways, and corridors to facilitate independent movement.
  • Adaptations for sensory impairments, including vision and hearing loss.
  • Bathroom and kitchen design for ease of use and accessibility.
  • Consideration of outdoor spaces and environmental sustainability.

Wesley Mission Queensland’s SDAs meet the Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standard category of High Physical Support or Fully Accessible.

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is a term used under the NDIS Support Budgets. It refers to housing that are purpose-built or modified, designed to accommodate individuals with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. The primary goal of SDA housing is to provide appropriate accommodation options that promote independence, safety, and well-being for people with significant disabilities, ensuring they have access to housing that meets their specific support needs.

Yes. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for disability-related housing support, including home modifications, assistive technology, and home and community-based support services. The government also provides funding through the Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) initiative. Additionally, some state and territory governments offer financial assistance for disability housing through their own programs and initiatives. Please visit our Disability payment options page for more information. 

In home care and supports offer assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as medication management and transportation to medical appointments. At WMQ, we also offer recreational and social activities, as well as tailored support for individuals with specific disabilities. Visit our vacancies page to search our Specialist Disability Accommodations (SDA) in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast.

Supported accommodation usually refers to specialised accommodation for people with disabilities who require assistance with daily living. It can also refer to services provided at home or within the community to help them live independently. Housing and services are usually funded by the NDIS, QCSS or privately.

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA): specialized housing for individuals with extreme functional impairment or very high support needs.
  • Daily routines and activities: services to assist with daily living activities, social and community participation, transport, and more.
  • Supported Independent Living (SIL): SIL is a type of NDIS support for individuals with significant disabilities. SIL typically involves individuals with disabilities living -requiring 24/7 support with daily living, social engagement and community participation.

Explore Wesley Mission Queensland’s specialist disability housing.

When considering living in one of our Specialist Disability Accommodations (SDA) in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, you can expect the following:

  • High-quality purpose-built housing: all our homes meet the Specialist Disability Accommodation Design Standards, most of them under the category of High Physical Support.
  • 24/7 skilled care: our support workers have a minimum Certificate III qualification and are supervised by experienced health professionals including enrolled and registered nurses.
  • Support tailored to the specific needs and goals and strengths of each resident.
  • Personal care services, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication management, based on individual care plans.
  • Healthcare services: some of our SDAs have on-site or nearby healthcare services, such as allied health centre and nursing support.
  • Social inclusion: we encourage social inclusion and community engagement via organised activities and events, among residents and with the broader community.
  • Life skills training: Our SDAs provide life skills training to help residents develop and maintain independent living skills.

Our care promise

At Wesley Mission your story is our story.

You're an individual, and that's why we treat you like one.

We want you to feel like you are heard, understood and that you're able to achieve your care plan goals.

Our team will work with you, your loved ones and your support team to ensure you're leading the life you want to live.

While we don't know what it's like to walk in your shoes, - we can promise that whatever your care journey throws at you will be there to support you every step of the way.

“We can go to different places whether it’s the movies, shopping centres, parks or for a beautiful drive and picnic lunch. I just wouldn’t get that otherwise. That’s what makes this place so special.”


Resident, WesleyCare Sinnamon Village

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