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Disability sector

The Department of Communities works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to provide and promote services and supports to people with disability.

We work with the disability sector to identify and implement initiatives and strategies that result in high quality services designed to meet the individual needs of people with disability.

Apply to become an approved National Disability Insurance Scheme provider in Western Australia

New providers wishing to become National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) registered providers in Western Australia can register with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission from 1 December 2020.

Existing providers registered on the Communities Disability Services Provider Panel will automatically transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission on 1 December 2020. 

Western Australia has deferred the transition of quality and safeguarding functions to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission until 1 December 2020. It was orginally intended to be 1 July 2020.

The Western Australian Government recognises that people with disability may be more vulnerable during this challenging period of COVID-19 response and recovery. The delay is designed to enable service providers to focus on supporting you at this time.

The Western Australian Government will maintain existing quality and safeguarding arrangements until the transition occurs.

The Western Australian Government will work closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency if it discovers a provider is engaging in unsafe practices.

The Health and Disability Service Complaints Office (HaDSCO) continues to be available to people with disability, their family and carers who wish to raise concerns and lodge complaints about NDIS services and/or State-funded disability services.

The Western Australian government is firmly committed to the transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission on 1 December 2020.