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Independent Evaluation released

The WA Minister for Disability Services has released the report of the Independent Evaluation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme trials in WA. The full report is available on the Evaluation page.

WA NDIS Information Sessions

The WA NDIS will start rolling out across WA from 1 July 2017. A series of information sessions are being held state-wide to share information and answer people’s questions.

Want to know what the WA NDIS offers for people with disability and their families and carers, community groups and disability service providers?

A full list of all the sessions is provided on the WA NDIS Information sessions page.

Talking to people taking part in the NDIA NDIS sites is our highest priority: we are working with the NDIA to confirm engagement and information session arrangements. Updates will be available on this website.

Latest information

On 1 February, the Premier of Western Australia, WA Minister for Disability Services and Commonwealth Minister for Social Services announced how the NDIS will be delivered for West Australians.

The State and Commonwealth governments have signed a bilateral agreement that will see the NDIS come to WA under a nationally consistent, locally administered model.

Key features of the locally administered NDIS are:

  • Nationally consistent eligibility.
  • Core principles including access to reasonable and necessary supports, choice and control and a guarantee of full portability now and into the future.
  • That the NDIS in WA will be part of a national quality and safeguarding framework, and will include the same appeals avenues as in all other States and Territories.
  • A joint State-Commonwealth governance arrangement which will ensure the NDIS in WA continues to be built in partnership with the WA disability community but still benefit from the innovation and strategic oversight in the rest of the nation.

The full Bilateral Agreement is available to download in PDF format in the related documents section below.

The Agreement also contains the details of the three year NDIS roll-out in WA. Starting on 1 July 2017, the Kimberley-Pilbara region and the remaining parts of the South Metro along with the Perth Hills regions will join the Scheme. These will be followed by the Goldfields-Esperance region, North Metro region and Wheatbelt, South West and Central South Metro regions from 1 July 2018. From 1 July 2019, the Mid West Gascoyne, Great Southern, Central North Metro and South East Metro regions will also roll in. This will see every eligible West Australian able to participate in the NDIS.

Details of the roll-out are also shown on the NDIS in WA full roll-out map, which is available in the related documents section below.

The NDIS will be delivered by a WA State Government entity, designed specifically for this purpose, which will report to a State-Commonwealth Joint Governance Board and the State Minister for Disability Services.

The bilateral agreement is a guarantee that all West Australians with disability will have access to the NDIS and be entitled to the reasonable and necessary supports they need.

The operational details of our locally-administered model will be co-developed with West Australians to shape the NDIS to meet WA’s needs. To start that conversation, a series of community meetings will be held from February. Dates will be available on our events page and social media channels and we encourage people to attend and be part of the process.

Related documents

PDF versions

Fact sheet – Agreement on the NDIS in WA

Map - NDIS in WA metro roll-out map

Map - NDIS in WA state-wide roll-out map

Fact sheet - WA NDIS regions by local government

NDIS in WA Bilateral Agreement and Schedules

Word versions

Fact sheet – Agreement on the NDIS in WA

Fact sheet - WA NDIS regions by local government

NDIS in WA Bilateral Agreement and Schedules