Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

SDA Registered: PENDING COMPLETION Building Class: New Building Building Type: Apartment Design Category: High Physical Support


Available Bedrooms: 10 x 1 Bedroom, 1 Resident High Physical Support Apartments Total Number of Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom Number of Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


Wheelchair accessible Accessible Bathroom Split System Wide Doorways Accessible Kitchen Close to community servicesClose to shops Elevator or Lift Inside IntercomReinforced walls Good lighting


Age of applicants: Open to Adults


Disability Support: YES (24/7) Support Provider: To be appointed

Shared 24/7 concierge support service provided by a SIL Provider onsite


Sheer elegance and sophisticated comfort spring to mind when thinking of Botanic Melbourne.

With a premium location in Melbourne’s Arts precinct, Botanic Melbourne offers residents a cosmopolitan lifestyle with shops, restaurants and the iconic laneways just a short tram ride away, together with a thriving café culture on its doorstep.

The ten modern apartments have abundant natural light with floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the city scape, or the world renowned Royal Botanic Gardens. Quality finishes include timber flooring throughout the kitchen and living areas and stone bench tops.

Designed for people with high physical support needs, the single-level apartments feature customisable kitchen, laundry and bathroom features and a two-way communications system that enables tenants to contact concierge services in the event of an emergency or for unplanned support. Apartments are assistive technology ready, and have structural provisions for the installation of ceiling hoists.

The average apartment size (internal area) of the Botanic Melbourne apartments is 63.3 square metres.

The beautifully presented apartments have been designed to achieve Platinum level certification under Livable Housing Design Guidelines and meet High Physical Support design requirements under the NDIS.

The apartments will be enrolled with the NDIA as Specialist Disability Accommodation 1 Bedroom, 1 Resident High Physical Support Apartments.

The apartments are due to complete in early 2020.

How much does it cost to live in these apartments?

The SDA funding in your NDIS plan will be paid to Summer Housing. In addition, you must pay a ‘reasonable rent contribution’, which is 25% of your Disability Support Pension, plus 25% of any pension supplement received, plus 100% of any Commonwealth Rent Assistance you receive (or equivalent).

Further information

For more information about these apartments, eligibility requirements and the application process, please contact Penny Stevenson on 0477 714 317 or at penny.stevenson@summerfoundation.org.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

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To apply for these vacancies, a person must have Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding in their NDIS plan at the ‘High Physical Support, Apartment (single occupancy)' category OR be likely to have this funding in their plan.

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Summer Housing has engaged the Summer Foundation to assist with tenancy matching. If you can answer yes to all of the questions in the eligibility checker, you will be asked to leave your name and contact details. You will be contacted by the Summer Foundation to discuss your interest.

If you have some questions regarding your eligibility you can speak with Penny Stevenson on 0477 714 317.