NDIS in Western Australia
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) assumed responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS in WA in July 2018. The NDIS will continue to roll out on a geographic basis and will be fully rolled out across Western Australia by 2020.
The NDIS (delivered by the NDIA) is currently available in the following Western Australia Local Government Authorities (these are not included in the roll out maps below):
- Mundaring, Kalamunda and Swan in the Perth Hills region
- Bassendean and Bayswater, and
- Toodyay, Chittering, Northam and York.
If you are not already on disabilty supports, you can apply to join the NDIS up to six months before the scheme is available in your region.
People already taking part in the WA NDIS (delivered by the WA State Government - formerly known as My Way) started to transfer to the nationally delivered Scheme in a phased approach from April 2018. The transfer of people from the WA NDIS will conclude by December 2018.
If you are transferring from the WA NDIS to the nationally delivered scheme, you will be contacted by the Western Australian Government abour your next steps.
For more information regarding transferring from WA NDIS to the nationally delivered NDIS, read the transfer plan:
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
Roll out in metropolitan areas
Roll out in regional Western Australia
Further information on the Western Australia roll out can be found on the frequently asked questions page.
Early Childhood Early Intervention
The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available to all children aged 0-6 with a developmental delay or disability in line with the roll out of the NDIS.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is working to establish Early Childhood Partners in WA. It is anticipated Early Childhood Partners will be operational in WA early 2019.
Until Early Childhood Partners are operational in WA, a team of NDIA planning staff located at NDIA offices in WA will assist children 0 -6 years with developmental delay and disability and their families to access appropriate services.
The WA-based NDIA Early Childhood team will be trained in ECEI plan development and the Principles of Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention which underpin the approach.
All families/carers will be supported with information regarding local community and mainstream services.
Where a child meets the developmental delay or disability access requirements for the Scheme, a 12 month plan will be developed tailored to the individual needs of the child and family.
Partners in the Community (PITC)
The 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 July 2018 PITC Program Western Australia Grant Round (PITC WA Round) sought 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 applications are being reviewed and applicants will be advised. Any further queries can be directed to PITCGrants@ndis.gov.au.