Following the trial implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and the WA NDIS trial implemented by the WA State Government, the government has now announced that the national NDIS (delivered by the NDIA) will be rolled out in Western Australia. This means there will eventually be only one NDIS delivered by the NDIA across every state and territory of Australia.
From 1 July 2018, the NDIA will assume responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS in WA. The NDIS will continue to roll out on a geographic basis and will be fully rolled out across Western Australia by 2020.
The NDIA and Western Australian governments are committed to ensuring the transition process is managed carefully and supports participants, families and carers and providers.
What if I am already part of the WA NDIS?
People already taking part in the WA NDIS will transfer to the nationally-delivered NDIS in a phased approach from April 2018. The transfer of people from the WA NDIS will conclude by December 2018. People transferring from the WA NDIS to the nationally delivered scheme will be contacted by the Western Australian Government to advise them of the next steps they need to take.
People with disability already receiving support from WA NDIS will transfer to the national NDIS in the following time-frames:
- North East Metro and inner Wheatbelt (April to July 2018)
- South Metro (July to November 2018)
- Central South Metro (August to October 2018)
- Lower South West (September to December 2018)
- Kimberley and Pilbara (October to December 2018)
New NDIS participants
From 1 July 2018 the nationally-delivered NDIS will begin to be available to new participants based on where they live. Visit the geographic roll out in Western Australia page to find out where and when the NDIS will be available.
What if I am already part of the national NDIS?
For existing NDIS participants nothing changes. Current NDIS plans remain unchanged and any upcoming plan reviews will go ahead with the NDIA.
We’re here to help
VisAbility can help you prepare for the NDIS assessment by assisting you to identify your current and future service needs.
Our NDIS Coordinators have a thorough understanding of disability reform and can provide support and advice in preparation for the NDIS and WA NDIS planning and assessment processes.
Contact our NDIS team to find out more about what the NDIS means for your and how we can help you to prepare.