Short Term Accommodation (STA)

At ISA we want our participants to live their best lives! In addition to Support Independent Living (SIL) accommodation, we offer a range of accommodation options available to eligible NDIS participants and their families. Our Empowerment Team ensures a stay with us is jam packed full of fun activities, relaxations and relationship building all in a safe, inclusive and supported environment!

Clients can choose from our breathtaking locations and from a list of activities and experiences, and then nominate their preferred support worker to ensure an unforgettable experience!

  • 24/7 hour support throughout the day and night

  • Fully furnished accommodation

  • A range of different experiences to choose from

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea

  • Outdoor activities, sight-seeing, concerts, and theme parks

To ensure a smooth transition towards your independence, your close family members can also attend and enjoy STA with you. This can strengthen a family's ability to care for a family member with a disability. Our respite program provides quality, short term accommodation in a comfortable and relaxed environment where your loved one will be well looked after!


Whether your STA is planned or due to unforeseen circumstances, our experienced team will be there ready to support you and ensure you are cared for and have a fulfilling experience. We can provide accommodation to adults as well as kids as young as six and ensure a 1:1 support ratio in our STA.


You can view the various locations on offer throughout South East Queensland below.

ISA Noosa Retreat


For an outstanding seaside escape look no further! An expansive ocean view completely envelops this residence, while the full size in-ground pool offers undercover and full sun swimming with outdoor built in lounges and lighting. 

Pocket Retreat


Located in Queensland's Pine Mountain, this beautiful property has free access to the farm where you can kayak, hike, bird watch, fish and much much more. Perfect for candidates looking for a natural escape, with plenty of fun to be in and around the place!

ISA Mount Tamborine Retreat STA


Situated on nearly three acres in one of the Mountain's most desirable locations, Olde Eagle Heights, this property will suit those looking to enjoy the tranquillity, privacy and relaxed lifestyle that Tamborine Mountain has to offer.

Gold Coast Respite


This contemporary family home in Hope Island Resort on the Northern Gold Coast offers a tranquil retreat the whole family can enjoy. Perfectly designed with versatile family living ideal for those that love to entertain.

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With spacious living arrangements and huge, fully-fenced courtyards, our Kingston properties are perfect for entertaining or gardening.

Does the NDIS cover Short Term Accommodation?

The NDIA recognises the positive impacts of carers and families maintaining their participants health, well-being and resilience to appropriately meet the needs of people with a disability. There are three types of respite-like supports available for funding as part of plans:


Level 1: 7 to 14 days per year to allow the carer to attend key activities


Level 2: 14 to 28 days per year and includes a strategy to build capabilities for future independence.


Level 3: Equivalent of 28 days per year, when the carer provides support most days and informal support is at risk of not continuing due to the intensity of the support required or severe behavioural issues.


If you are eligible for respite funding, it will include funding for accommodation in a group residence for a short period of time – typically up to 14 days at a time. It will also include support for self-care, food, and activities.

Are you ready for STA with a difference?
Talk to our experienced team today!

What about Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)?

Medium Term Accommodation is classified as a Core Support in your NDIS plan. It is described as a time limited, transitional disability accommodation support designed to meet a participant’s disability related housing needs whilst awaiting disability related supports which will enable them to move into their long term housing solution.

There are some key differences between STA and MTA. Medium Term Accommodation includes the accommodation component only and is provided concurrently with the participant’s informal supports and NDIS funded supports, such as assistive technology, assistance with daily life, and community access supports. It is also only funded where there is confirmation of a long term housing solution. For example, where a Supported Independent Living (SIL) tenancy has been offered but the property is not yet available or where a participant is awaiting completion of home modifications to their privately owned home or rental property.

Medium Term Accommodation does NOT include everyday living costs, meaning participants remain responsible for meeting their day-to-day living costs including groceries, utilities, telephone or internet costs.

Inclusive Solutions Australia can provide Medium Term Accommodation for eligible NDIS participants that meet the above criteria. Contact us today to for more information on MTA solutions with ISA.