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Disability sector

The Department of Communities works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to provide and promote services and supports to people with disability.

We work with the disability sector to identify and implement initiatives and strategies that result in high quality services designed to meet the individual needs of people with disability.

Apply to become an approved National Disability Insurance Scheme provider in Western Australia

Communities will be inviting organisations that wish to deliver services to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to apply for registration on the Disability Services Provider Panel (DSPP) from 1 July 2020.

Existing DSPP providers may also apply to expand the services they currently deliver or apply to operate in new regions.

For information on applying, contact the registration team at registration@communities.wa.gov.au or phone 0435 603 691.

Western Australia has deferred the transition of quality and safeguarding functions to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission until 1 December 2020. It was orginally intended to be 1 July 2020.

The Western Australian Government recognises that people with disability may be more vulnerable during this challenging period of COVID-19 response and recovery. The delay is designed to enable service providers to focus on supporting you at this time.

The Western Australian Government will maintain existing quality and safeguarding arrangements until the transition occurs.

The Western Australian Government will work closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency if it discovers a provider is engaging in unsafe practices.

The Health and Disability Service Complaints Office (HaDSCO) continues to be available to people with disability, their family and carers who wish to raise concerns and lodge complaints about NDIS services and/or State-funded disability services.

The Western Australian government is firmly committed to the transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission on 1 December 2020.