From 1 July 2017, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will begin rolling out to the local government areas of Rockingham and Mandurah and in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
The WA NDIS will also commence rolling out in the Perth Hills and expansion areas for eligible people who are not currently accessing the NDIS through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
On Wednesday 14 June 2017, Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson addressed the WA Parliament to say that although the State Government was yet to make a decision about the NDIS model in WA, he confirmed that from 1 July 2017 the State Government would start rolling out the NDIS in the Kimberley and Pilbara and the remaining parts of the south metropolitan region.
The WA NDIS will also begin rolling out in the Perth Hills and expansion areas (Swan, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay Northam and York) from 1 July for eligible people who are not currently accessing the NDIS through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
Minister Dawson said providing the NDIS for West Australians was a priority.
“The WA Government is committed to ensuring that West Australians can continue to access the NDIS while we work with the Commonwealth to ensure that we have the best agreement possible,” he said.
If you think you may be eligible for the NDIS, you are encouraged to make contact with your Local Coordinator.
For more information about the NDIS in WA, or to test your eligibility, visit our WA NDIS page.