NDIS in Western Australia
The National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Perth Hills trial site opened on 1 July 2014 for people with disability aged up to 65 living in the local government areas of Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring.
On 28 April 2016, the Commonwealth Government announced the trial site would be extended by 12 months to 30 June 2017 to ensure people with disability continue to receive supports while a full scheme approach is finalised.
The trial area is also being extended from 1 January 2017 to the local government areas of Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, York and Northam, covering more than 1200 people by 30 June 2017.
Who can access the Scheme?
A person with an impairment that is likely to be permanent and the impairment makes it difficult to take part in everyday activities can access the Scheme. A person needs to meet disability or early intervention requirements, as well as age and residence requirements.
If you are an existing client of a disability service, the NDIA will contact you about transitioning into the Scheme. Existing national and state-based services and supports will continue until eligible people start their plan with the NDIS.
For more information, please visit Access requirements.
There is an office in the Perth Hills area of Western Australia. It is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
- 78-80 Railway Parade, Midland
WA State Government model
The State Government is also trialling a disability support model. The State Government’s model covers Lower South West, Cockburn and Kwinana. From 1 October 2016 to 30 June 2017, it will also include Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale. For more information visit the State Government website.
Where can I find more information?
Read the NDIS trial set for expansion in WA media release (external) available on the Minister for Social Services website.
More information is available in the factsheet and frequently asked questions documents below:
- NDIS Factsheet: Participating in the NDIS in Western Australia (PDF 4MB)
- NDIS Factsheet: Participating in the NDIS in Western Australia (DOCX 80KB)
- NDIS Factsheet: Frequently Asked Questions – WA (PDF 65KB)
- NDIS Factsheet: Frequently Asked Questions – WA (DOCX 65KB)
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