Geographic roll out in Western Australia
Roll out of the NDIS in Western Australia
Where is the NDIS already available?
The NDIS (delivered by the NDIA) is currently available in the following Western Australia Local Government Authorities (LGAs):
- Mundaring, Kalamunda and Swan in the Perth Hills region
- Bassendean and Bayswater, and
- Toodyay, Chittering, Northam and York.
People living in these LGAs who would like to find out if they are eligible for the NDIS can make an access request by phoning 1800 800 110 or by visiting the NDIA's Midland office.
The NDIS (delivered by the WA State Government – known as WA NDIS and formerly known as My Way) is currently available in the following Western Australian LGAs:
- Ashburton, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley and Karratha
- Mandurah and Rockingham
- Augusta-Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Donnybrook-Balingup, Manjimup, Nannup, Cockburn, Kwinana, Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale
How will the NDIS roll out in Western Australia?
People already taking part in the WA NDIS will 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.
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. Information about the transfer process will be added to this page and the NDIS Western Australia - Questions and answers over the coming months.
From 1 July 2018, the National Disability Insurance Agency 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.
From 1 July 2018, the nationally-delivered NDIS will begin to be available to new participants in the Wheatbelt and Central South Metro regions.
From 1 October 2018, the nationally-delivered NDIS will begin to be available in the Goldfields-Esperance, North Metro regions and to new participants in the South West region.
From 1 July 2019, the nationally-delivered NDIS will begin to be available in the Midwest Gascoyne, Great Southern, Central North Metro and South East Metro regions.
From 1 July 2020, the nationally-delivered NDIS will begin to be available in Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
People currently receiving disability services from the Western Australian Government or other Commonwealth programs will transition to the NDIS at different times, depending on where they live the type of support they are receiving. The NDIA will contact people currently receiving disability services when it is their time to transition.
Existing Commonwealth and State based supports will continue until you are covered by the NDIS.
All people currently receiving disability support from the Western Australian Government will transition to the NDIS by July 2020.
By 2023, all eligible people across Western Australia will be able to join the nationally-delivered Scheme.
Roll out in metropolitan areas
Roll out in regional Western Australia
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.
Early Childhood Early Intervention
ECEI services for children 0-6 years with developmental delay and disability in Western Australia
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) includes an Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) pathway for children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay and disability.
The ECEI approach supports children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. The ECEI approach supports families to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.
ECEI arrangements in WA
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.
To contact the NDIA about accessing ECEI services in WA the NDIS Midland Office can receive enquiries by phone on 08 9235 7200 or email via email@example.com.
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.