National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide supports for a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians under the age of 65 with a significant and permanent disability.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent agency that is responsible for delivering the NDIS Australia-wide.
On 12 December 2017, the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments agreed that WA will join the Australia-wide NDIS. This announcement means that the WA State Government will no longer deliver the NDIS (which used to be known as WA NDIS).
As of 1 July 2018, the NDIA delivers the NDIS in Western Australia. The NDIA will continue to deliver the NDIS in a staged approach in different areas across the State. This means that the NDIS will become available in different areas of the State at different times. The NDIS will finish rolling out in WA in 2020.
If you are currently in the WA NDIS, you will transfer to the Australia-wide NDIS from 1 April 2018 following a planned schedule. In the meantime, you will continue to receive your services while your plans are transferred to the Australia-wide NDIS and your Local Coordinator can give you general information about how and when people will transfer.
It is a priority for both the State and Commonwealth governments to fully support and ensure a smooth transition for people with disability, their families and carers, and staff providing services under the NDIS during this transition phase.
Depending on your circumstances, your pathway to taking advantage of the NDIS may be different. To find out which information is most suitable to you, view:
Pathways to the NDIS in Western Australia flow chart.
To find out more information about the transition to the Australia-wide NDIS:
View the transition schedule
View the Operational Plan
View the Operational Plan commitment - Easy English text only
View the Operational Plan commitment - Easy English
Visit the Australia-wide NDIS website. It contains a WA page with information about the roll-out of the NDIS in WA.
You can call the NDIA on 1800 800 110.