Are you eligible?

Anyone who experiences serious personal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, on or after 1 July 2016, may be eligible to receive support from NIISQ. 

NIISQ is a no-fault scheme. This means we can provide treatment, care and support regardless of who was at fault in the accident, as long as you meet all eligibility criteria as outlined in the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016 and National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Regulation 2016. 

In line with the NIISQ Act, a serious personal injury includes: 

Permanent spinal cord injuries

Permanent injury to the brachial plexus

Traumatic brain injuries

Severe burns

Multiple or high-level limb amputations

Permanent blindness caused by trauma

For more information about NIISQ eligibility, please view the information sheet below.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact us

To enable us to make a decision regarding your eligibility, we need information about the motor accident and your injuries. This may include information from police, ambulance, hospitals, and insurance companies. 

More information can be found by checking our how to apply section. 

Review of eligibility decisions 

You have the right to request a review of our decision about your eligibility for NIISQ. The injured person, someone acting on their behalf or the CTP insurer can dispute the eligibility decision. 

Our review of Eligibility Decisions information sheet provides more information. 

You must first request an internal review before an external review of the decision can occur. An internal review must be requested within 28 days of our decision, and can be submitted via the Internal Review Application Form below:

You may disagree with us on a decision we’ve made about your treatment, care or support needs. It is okay if you don’t agree and it won’t affect how we work with you. 

Click here to find out more about the application process. 

Last updated: September 2022