For applicants

Information on eligibility and the application process to become a participant with NIISQ

Most people severely injured in a motor vehicle accident in QLD will be admitted to a major hospital.
The hospital’s Social Worker may talk with you and your family about possible eligibility to NIISQ, and what the application process involves.

This section will detail how to apply, what you need to include on your application form and the process itself.

If you have any questions or concerns at any stage during this process, please contact us.

Are you eligible?

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 these eligibility criteria as outlined in the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016 and Regulation 2016.

A serious personal injury, as defined in the National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Regulation 2016 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

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

If you have sustained a serious personal injury in a motor vehicle accident and have a question about NIISQ, please call the NIISQ Agency on 1300 607 566 or email us at

Last updated: November 2023