--Architect render showing the front of the house, which has a concrete driveway leading to a garage, a concrete footpath leading to the front door and grass either side with trees and shrubs.--
--Architect render showing the bedroom with a bed, desk, shelving, and a large window.--
--Architect render showing the open plan living, kitchen and dining area.--
--Architect render showing a large room with two arm chairs, a coffee table, and a wall of shelves.--
Alawa, NT

Coming Soon! New Specialist Disability Accommodation homes - Fully Accessible and High Physical Support SDA

Discover your dream home in Alawa! This stunning new build is one of two high-quality Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes being created in Darwin through a special initiative by the Northern Territory Government in partnership with Life Without Barriers. Both houses offer fully accessible indoor and outdoor living that will maximise independence for people with high physical support needs.

These will be some of the first purpose-built SDA dwellings constructed for people with disability in the Northern Territory under the provisions of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Ready for occupancy in October 2023, we are now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for these ideally situated properties.

Room information

Each home features three fully accessible bedrooms, all with private, fully accessible ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms open to private outdoor decks.

House information

Each home features:

• Architect designed contemporary homes

• NDIS High Physical Support SDA design standards

• Fully accessible for wheelchair users

• Wide doorways

• Generously proportioned bedrooms

• Private accessible ensuite bathrooms and outdoor decks

• Height adjustable kitchen benchtops

• Expansive 340.25sqm of internal space

• Al-fresco covered dining area

• Landscaped gardens

• Double garage and large laundry

• Large fully accessible kitchen

• Second living room

• Provisions for fitting of ceiling hoists and assistive technology

• Emergency Power supply

• Onsite overnight support


The home will be available for occupancy in October 2023, ready for new residents to add their own personal touches.

Location information

The house is located in Darwin’s northern suburbs in quiet residential streets. The house offers excellent proximity to services, public transport, retail, and recreational facilities. The home is adjacent to parks and gardens, and near major sporting facilities. Casuarina’s main Shopping Centres are a short journey away via paved footpaths, and the Royal Darwin Hospital and Casuarina Beach are close by.


The home is fully wheelchair accessible.

Current support model

Onsite overnight and daily living supports will be provided by Life Without Barriers, and residents will require appropriate NDIS funding for these services. Each resident can choose their preferred provider for community participation and other funded services.

Factors to consider when applying

Life Without Barriers will conduct a screening and suitability assessment to ensure housemates are compatible. 

  • You are aged 18 years or over. 

  • You are eligible for, and able to secure, an appropriate level of NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) funding.

  • You have the financial means to pay rent and utilities and are prepared to sign (or for a representative to sign) a service and accommodation agreement.

SDA Relevant Information:

'High Physical Support’ and 'Fully Accessible'. Participants with Improved Liveability SDA will be considered.

Under agreement with the Northern Territory Government, Life Without Barriers is the Registered SDA Provider for these dwellings. We also provide the in-home supports. Reflecting the principles of separation of housing and supports, Life Without Barriers’ National Disability Housing Unit, a separate unit within the organisation established to manage other SDA properties across the country, will act as the SDA Provider.

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