Medium Term Accommodation (MTA)

MTA is designed for participants who require temporary housing for periods longer than 28 days but less than 90 days, while they wait for their long-term housing solutions to become available. The supports typically included in the MTA daily rate are:

  1. Accommodation: Safe and suitable housing for the participant.
  2. Basic support needs: This generally includes assistance with daily living activities, such as:
    • Assistance with personal care tasks.
    • Help with household tasks like cleaning and laundry.
    • Meal preparation and provision.
  3. 24/7 support: Ensuring participants have access to support whenever needed, especially in case of emergencies.
  4. Supervision and assistance: Depending on the participant’s needs, this could range from supervision during daily activities to more hands-on assistance.

Short Term Accommodation (STA)

STA, including respite, is for shorter periods of accommodation, typically up to 28 days. The supports provided under STA usually include:

  1. Accommodation: Short-term housing suitable for the participant.
  2. Personal care: Assistance with daily personal care activities.
  3. Food and meals: Provision of meals throughout the stay.
  4. Activities: Engagement in various activities to support the participant’s goals and provide respite for their usual caregivers.
  5. 24/7 care: Round-the-clock care and support to ensure the participant’s needs are met at all times.

Key Differences and Similarities

Rate and Pricing

Both MTA and STA rates are designed to cover the comprehensive supports provided during the stay. The specific rate for MTA in the NDIS price guide is intended to cover the costs of these supports, similar to STA. However, the exact rates and any additional supports can vary based on individual needs and circumstances.


While MTA and STA share some commonalities in the supports provided, they serve different purposes and cater to different durations of stay. The rates in the NDIS price guide are structured to encompass the necessary supports for each type of accommodation, ensuring participants receive adequate care and support during their stay.