Pricing and payment
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 states that a funded support must represent “value for money” in that the costs of the support are reasonable, relative to both the benefits achieved and the cost of alternative support”.
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) sets price controls for some supports included in participant plans. The NDIA will update price controls on at least an annual basis, effective 1 July each year, taking into account market trends, changes in costs and wage rates. Changes to price controls and associated arrangements will be published on this website. Each updated price limit list will include the date it was published to help providers ensure that they are within the limits prescribed in the most up-to-date version for participants.
Independent Pricing Review
In March 2018, the Board of the NDIA released the Independent Pricing Review (IPR) Report undertaken by McKinsey & Company, giving in principle support to all of the Report's 25 recommendations.
More information on the review, NDIA's response and media release can be found in the Independent Pricing Review section.
2017/2018 Price Guide for NDIS service providers – Beginning 1 July 2017
Short Term Accommodation - October 2017
The NDIA updated the short term accommodation price limits in the 2017/2018 Price Guides for NDIS service providers (documents available below).
The changes took effect from Monday 30 October 2017.
The 2017/18 Price Guide took effect on 1 July 2017.
This Price Guide incorporates a series of changes and additions designed to ensure stability for the NDIS through transition. These can be found at the 2017 Price Review.
This approach to price controls and associated arrangements is designed to help providers to transition to the market environment of the NDIS, maximising choice for participants and providing incentives for providers to develop new, innovative services and products.
Providers are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with the NDIS market stewardship approach by viewing the NDIA's Market Position Statements as well as recently released Quarterly data on the performance of the NDIS.
Price Guides and related resources
- 2017/18 Price Guide (NSW/VIC/QLD/TAS) (DOCX 168KB)
- 2017/18 Price Guide (NSW/VIC/QLD/TAS) (PDF 783KB)
- 2017/18 Price Guide (WA/SA/ACT/NT) (DOCX 167KB)
- 2017/18 Price Guide (WA/SA/ACT/NT) (PDF 781KB)
- 2017/18 Remote Price Guide (DOCX 167KB)
- 2017/18 Remote Price Guide (PDF 782KB)
- 2017/18 Very Remote Price Guide (DOCX 167KB)
- 2017/18 Very Remote Price Guide (PDF 783KB)
- SDA Pricing and Payments
- Assistive Technology
- Vic/NSW/Qld/Tas (CSV 120KB)
- ACT/NT/SA/WA (CSV 120KB)
- Remote Areas (CSV 120KB)
- Very Remote Areas (CSV 120KB)
Summary and context documents:
- Summary of updated price arrangements for 2017/18 (DOCX 737KB)
- Summary of updated price arrangements for 2017/18 (PDF 230KB)
Please direct queries to your local NDIA Engagement team or email the NDIA provider support team (external email link).