Annual Pricing Review 2021-22 Consultation Paper

The Annual Pricing Review 2021-22 Consultation Paper was released on Friday 8 October 2021. 

During the Annual Pricing Review 2021-22 (Review) we are seeking feedback about NDIS price limits and policy for the 2022-23 financial year. 

We look at current NDIS pricing arrangements and price limits and other pricing related policies to see if they continue to be appropriate, or if we need to make changes. This might include clarifying or simplifying or pricing arrangements.

The Consultation Paper outlines the topics for review as well as information on how to make a submission.

The closing date for submissions is 28 November 2021, 12 midnight AWST.

Opportunity to provide feedback 

Providers, as well as participants, their families and carers, community, peak bodies and other sector representatives are encouraged to submit feedback as part of the Review. 

Feedback will help us identify options to improve the flexibility for participants to purchase supports to pursue their goals, and where possible, reduce the administrative burden.

We will also release the Financial Benchmarking Report 2020-21 as part of the Review. The results of this survey will provide key supporting data for several consultation topics.

See the Financial Benchmarking Report.

Review process and timing

  • The Terms of Reference for the Annual Pricing Review 2021-22 was released on Monday 6 September 2021. 
  • Participants, providers and community and government stakeholders now have the opportunity to make submissions and to join working groups. 
  • The NDIA will collate feedback from these activities. We may hold a second round of consultation with the sector in 2022.
  • We will announce the results of the Review in March 2022. We will release the indicative NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2022-23 in April 2022.
  • Following the Fair Work Commission’s annual minimum wage decision, we will release the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2022-23 and Support Catalogue in June 2022.
  • Throughout this process we will deliver updates and recommendations to the NDIA’s Board, for implementation of the new arrangements from 1 July 2022.

Working groups

This year the NDIA will lead 11 working groups of up to 25 members to look at the topics outlined in the Consultation Paper.

Participants, providers and other stakeholders are encouraged to participate in one or more working groups.

The working groups will meet by video conference on several occasions between November 2021 and February 2022.

The NDIA will appoint provider and participant representatives to the working groups based on their relevant expertise and experience. 

We will release further information on the working groups shortly.