NDIS in Western Australia

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General information about the NDIS in Western Australia

WA NDIS clients

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.

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 our geographic roll out in Western Australia page to find out where and when the NDIS will be available.

Plan transfer update

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: Bassendean, Bayswater, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Swan, Chittering, Northam, Toodyay and York (April to July 2018)
  • South Metro: Mandurah, Rockingham, Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale (July to November 2018)
  • Central South Metro: Cockburn and Kwinana (August to October 2018)
  • Lower South West: Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Donnybrook-Balingup, Manjimup and Nannup (September to December 2018)
  • Kimberley and Pilbara: Ashburton, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley and Karratha (October to December 2018)

In January 2018, WA NDIS participants were sent a letter from the WA Government informing them that the NDIA will be rolling out the NDIS in WA and that their consent would be sought to transfer to the NDIS. WA NDIS Local Coordinators (LCs) are progressively contacting WA NDIS participants to confirm they give consent to move into the national NDIS and to transfer their WA NDIS plan to the NDIA. The consent can be made in writing, over the telephone or face to face.

The NDIA is notified when people give consent to transfer to the nationally-delivered NDIS and will contact the person via phone to organise a time to discuss the transfer of their WA NDIS plan.

The transfer process involves information from WA NDIS plans being moved from WA's systems to NDIA's systems. It is important to make sure information about the participant and the supports and funding in their WA NDIS is accurately reflected in the NDIA system. The plan transfer meeting is an opportunity for a NDIA planner and the participant to discuss the transfer process.

We know that people coming into the nationally-delivered NDIS want flexibility to decide how, when and where their transfer meeting takes place. The NDIA will ask people who are transferring how they would like to have the transfer meeting, who they would like to attend the meeting and where to have the meeting. Based on a participant preference, a plan transfer meeting will be arranged with the participant and a NDIA planner.

Additional information about the plan transfer process will be added to our Western Australia - Questions and answers page.

More information

Visit Western Australia - Questions and answers for information about the transition to the NDIS in WA.

Visit our NDIS geographic roll out in Western Australia page to find out where and when the NDIS will be available.

Transfer plan for Western Australian NDIS participants into the nationally-delivered NDIS (DOCX 76KB).

Transfer plan for Western Australian NDIS participants into the nationally-delivered NDIS - Easy English (PDF 1.15MB).

Western Australia statistics as at 30 June 2018

  • 4,508 people in Western Australia benefiting from the NDIS
  • 4,508 participants with an approved plan 
  • 10% growth in the number of participants this quarter 

There will be information sessions for people with disability and service providers ahead of the progressive roll out of the NDIS. Visit the NDIS events in WA page to find to find out about information sessions in your area.

Getting started

For people with disability, their families and carers, the My NDIS Pathway page is the best starting point for information about the NDIS, how to access the NDIS and about the planning process.

For service providers who have not already registered with the NDIS the Provider Toolkit is a user-friendly online tool that takes providers through the seven steps of the Provider Pathway and includes step-by-step guides, videos, FAQs and interactive e-learning activities.

Partners in the Community

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is seeking suitable organisations to partner with to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) through Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC) services in Western Australia.

The PITC Program Western Australia Grant Round (PITC WA Round) is seeking Partners in the following Western Australia services areas:

  • Central North Metro
  • Central South Metro
  • Great Southern
  • North East Metro
  • North Metro
  • South East Metro
  • South Metro
  • South West
  • Inner Wheatbelt

The PITC Program WA Grant Round is now open and will close at 2pm AEST, Monday 20 August, 2018. Please see the Grants page for more information. 

All enquiries relating to the PITC Program WA Grant Round should be directed to PITCGrants@ndis.gov.au. Answers will be published on GrantConnect. The NDIA may not respond to questions received within five business days prior to the closing time. 

The National Disability Insurance Agency conducted a briefing at 9.00am – 12.30pm on Tuesday 17 July 2018 at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth for the Partners in the Community Program.
The briefing was conducted in two parts as follows:

  • Program overview of the NDIA Partners in the Community Program; and
  • Industry briefing for Partners in the Community Grant Round for Western Australia.

Representatives of prospective Applicants attending the briefing were limited to two personnel. 

To be admitted to the briefing attendees must have been nominated via PITCGRANTS@ndis.gov.au.

Office locations

The NDIS office in the Perth Hills area of Western Australia is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday at 78-80 Railway Parade, Midland.

As additional NDIA offices open in Western Australia they will be added to the locations page.

Background information about the NDIS in Western Australia

Following the Commonwealth trial implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency(NDIA) and the WA NDIS trial implemented by the WA State Government, a Bilateral Agreement was signed in January 2017 stating that the NDIS would be implemented by the WA Government in WA.

The Commonwealth and WA Governments have 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.

Read the press release from the Prime Minister.

Read the signed bilateral agreement (external).

WA videos and stories

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