Partners in the Community for Local Area Coordinator (LAC) and Early Childhood, Early Intervention (ECEI) services

The NDIA is working with the following Partners in the Community to deliver services to WA participants:

  • Mission Australia (LAC)
  • APM (LAC)
  • Wanslea Family Services (ECEI).

The new Partners will be ready to deliver services from 1 May 2019. The NDIA will be managing planning services for WA participants until the new Partners are fully operational. Please contact 1800 800 110 to be referred to your nearest NDIS office.

More time for WA NDIS participants to transfer to national NDIS

The Commonwealth and Western Australian (WA) Governments have agreed to provide additional time for people to transfer from the WA Government’s State-based National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to the nationally delivered NDIS.

This additional time has been granted in line with the agreement that the ultimate main priority is a high quality planning experience and outcomes for participants, including the ability to meet with an NDIS planner or LAC face-to-face.

Participants of the scheme in WA will continue to benefit from the improved participant pathway being progressively rolled out across Australia. The improved pathway focuses on community, mainstream, informal and employment supports, improved linkages between LACs and planners and a consistent point of contact for participants and their carers.

These improvements began to be rolled out in WA in September 2018. All WA NDIS participants will continue to receive existing supports until their plan is transferred into the national scheme.

All WA NDIS participants will be contacted by a representative of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to ensure their plan is transferred and implemented effectively. WA NDIS participants do not need to contact the NDIS National Contact Centre directly.

Eligible Western Australians who are currently receiving disability services from other WA Government or Commonwealth programs will also continue to be progressively transitioned into the nationally-delivered NDIS.

Read the news item for more detail.

Availability

The NDIS is continuing to roll out in Western Australia.

If you are not already on disability supports, you can apply to join the NDIS up to six months before the scheme is available in your region.

To find out more go to How to apply.

People already taking part in the WA NDIS (delivered by the WA State Government - formerly known as My Way) started to transfer to the national Scheme from April 2018. The transfer of people from the WA NDIS is expected to be completed late 2018/early 2019.

If you are transferring from the WA NDIS to the national Scheme, you will be contacted by the Western Australian Government about your next steps.

You can find more information about the transfer of the WA NDIS to the national NDIS in the transfer plan:

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).

WA Operational Plan (PDF 207KB)

WA Operational Plan (DOCX 172KB)

WA Operational Plan Easy English (PDF 2MB)

WA Operational Plan Easy English (DOCX 29KB)

Western Australia statistics as at 30 September 2018

  • 5,626 people in Western Australia benefiting from the NDIS
  • 5,624 participants with an approved plan
  • 25% growth in the number of participants this quarter

Roll out in metropolitan areas

WA metro map

Central North Metro

From 1 July 2019, the NDIS will begin to be available in the Central North Metro region.

The Central North Metro region covers the local government areas of

  • Cambridge
  • Claremont
  • Cottesloe
  • Mosman Park
  • Nedlands
  • Peppermint Grove
  • Perth
  • Stirling
  • Subiaco
  • Vincent

The LAC partner for this region is Mission Australia who will deliver services from 1 July 2019. Consideration is still being given to the delivery of ECEI services in this area.

Central South Metro

Those who live in the Central South Metro can access the NDIS.

Central South Metro covers the local government areas of:

  • Cockburn
  • East Fremantle
  • Fremantle
  • Kwinana
  • Melville
  • South Perth

The LAC partner for this region is APM. The ECEI partner for this region is Wanslea Family Services. Both Partners will begin to deliver services from 1 May 2019.

North East Metro

Those who live in the North East Metro region can access the NDIA.

North East Metro covers the local government areas of

  • Bassendean
  • Bayswater
  • Kalamunda
  • Mundaring
  • Swan

The LAC partner for this region is Mission Australia who will deliver services from 1 May 2019. Consideration is still being given to the delivery of ECEI services.

North Metro

Those who live in the North Metro region can access the NDIA.

North Metro covers the local government areas of:

  • Joondalup
  • Wanneroo

The LAC partner for this region is APM who will deliver services from 1 May 2019. Consideration is still being given to the delivery of ECEI services.

South East Metro

From 1 July 2019, the NDIS will begin to be available in the South East Metro region.

South East Metro covers the local government areas of:

  • Belmont
  • Canning
  • Gosnells
  • Victoria Park

The LAC for this region is Mission Australia. The ECEI partner for this region is Wanslea Family Services. Both Partners will begin to deliver services from 1 July 2019.

South Metro

Those who live in South Metro can access the NDIS.

South Metro covers the local government areas of

  • Armadale
  • Mandurah
  • Murray
  • Rockingham
  • South Perth

The LAC partner for this region is APM. The ECEI partner for this region is Wanslea Family Services. Both Partners will begin to deliver services from 1 May 2019.

Roll out in regional Western Australia

WA regional roll out map

Goldfields and Esperance

Those who live in the Goldfields and Esperance region can access the NDIS.

Goldfields and Esperance covers the local government areas of:

  • Coolgardie
  • Dundas
  • Esperance
  • Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Laverton
  • Leonora
  • Menzies
  • Ngaanyatjarraku
  • Ravensthorpe

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) provides planning services in this region, and is currently reviewing the roll out of services to this area.

Great Southern

From 1 July 2019, the NDIS will begin to be available in the Great Southern region.

Great Southern covers the local government areas of:

  • Albany
  • Broomehill-Tambellup
  • Cranbrook
  • Denmark
  • Gnowangerup
  • Jerramungup
  • Katanning
  • Kent
  • Kojonup
  • Plantagenet
  • Woodanilling

The LAC partner for this region is APM. The ECEI partner for this region is Wanslea Family Services. Both Partners will begin to deliver services from 1 July 2019.

Kimberley and Pilbara

Those who live in the Kimberley and Pilbara can access the NDIS.

The Kimberley and Pilbara covers the local government areas of

  • Ashburton
  • Broome
  • Derby-West Kimberley
  • East Pilbara
  • Halls Creek
  • Port Hedland
  • Roebourne
  • Wyndham-East Kimberley.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) provides planning services in this region, and is currently reviewing the roll out of services to this area.

Midwest-Gascoyne

From 1 July 2019, the NDIS will begin to be available in the Midwest Gascoyne region.

Midwest Gascoyne covers the local government areas of:

  • Carnamah
  • Carnarvon
  • Chapman Valley
  • Coorow
  • Cue
  • Exmouth
  • Greater Geraldton
  • Irwin
  • Meekatharra
  • Mingenew
  • Morawa
  • Mount Magnet
  • Mullewa
  • Murchison
  • Northampton
  • Perenjori
  • Sandstone
  • Shark Bay
  • Three Springs
  • Upper Gascoyne
  • Wiluna
  • Yalgoo.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) provides planning services in this region, and is currently reviewing the roll out of services to this area.

South West

Those who live in the South West can access the NDIS.

The South West covers the local government areas of

  • Augusta-Margaret River
  • Boyup Brook
  • Bridgetown-Greenbushes
  • Bunbury
  • Busselton
  • Capel
  • Collie
  • Dardanup
  • Donnybrook-Balingup
  • Harvey
  • Manjimup
  • Nannup
  • Waroona

The LAC partner for this region is APM. The ECEI partner for this region is Wanslea Family Services. Both Partners will begin to deliver services from 1 May 2019.

Wheatbelt

For the Inner Wheatbelt the NDIS will be delivered by Partners in the Community. The Inner Wheatbelt covers the local government areas of

  • Chittering
  • Gingin
  • Northam
  • Toodyay
  • York

The LAC for Inner Wheatbelt is APM and the ECEI partner is Wanslea Family Services. Both Partners will begin to deliver services from 1 May 2019.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) provides planning services in the remaining areas of the Outer Wheatbelt.

This covers the local government areas of

  • Beverley
  • Boddington
  • Brookton
  • Bruce Rock
  • Corrigin
  • Cuballing
  • Cunderdin
  • Dalwallinu
  • Dandaragan
  • Dowerin
  • Dumbleyung
  • Goomalling
  • Kellerberrin
  • Kulin
  • Kondinin
  • Koorda
  • Lake Grace
  • Merredin
  • Moora
  • Mount Marshall
  • Mukinbudin
  • Narembeen
  • Narrogin
  • Nungarin
  • Pingelly
  • Quairading
  • Tammin
  • Trayning
  • Victoria Plains
  • Wagin
  • Wandering
  • West Arthur
  • Westonia
  • Wickepin
  • Williams
  • Wongan-Ballidu
  • Wyalkatchem
  • Yilgarn.

More information

Further information on the Western Australia roll out can be found on the WA questions and answers 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.

In Western Australia, the partner who will deliver ECEI services is:

  • Wanslea Family Services in the Central South Metro, South Metro, South West, Great Southern, South East Metro and Inner Wheatbelt service areas.

Consideration is still being given to the delivery of ECEI services in the North Metro, Central North Metro and North East Metro service areas, and further announcements regarding these areas are expected in the near future.

For all areas of Western Australia please contact 1800 800 110 to access the NDIS in your area. 

Local Area Coordination

For most people aged 7 and above, a Local Area Coordinator (LAC), working for one of our Partners in the Community (partners) will be your main contact point for the NDIS.

In Western Australia, the partner who will deliver LAC services are:

  • Mission Australia in the Central North Metro, South East Metro and North East Metro Service Areas.
  • APM in the North Metro, Central South Metro, South Metro, South West, Great Southern and Inner Wheatbelt Services Areas.

Areas where partners do not deliver ECEI or LAC services

Some areas of WA do not have partners. This includes the Kimberley and Pilbara, Midwest-Gascoyne, Outer Wheatbelt and Goldfields and Esperance. If you live in one of these areas, someone from the NDIA will work with you to connect you to the NDIS or supports in your community.

This page current as of
14 February 2019