About WA NDIS
WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS), which is run by the Disability Services Commission, is the State Government’s model of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. It has been operating in the Lower South West since 2014 and was expanded in to the Cockburn-Kwinana local government areas in 2015.
The WA NDIS supports eligible people with disability to create a plan and gain access to appropriate supports and services based on their needs and goals.
The Disability Services Commission is hosting a series of information sessions about the WA NDIS throughout September, focused on the expansion into the local government areas of Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.
The Disability Services Commission is seeking nominations from interested persons to become members of Western Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Local Advisory Group(s) in the Lower South West and the Ranges (Armadale, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale).
WA NDIS is one of two models of NDIS currently being trialled in WA. Since 2014, the Commonwealth Government has also been running a NDIS trial in WA, in the Perth Hills area. Their trial is operating the National Disability Insurance Agency NDIS model. For more details about this trial visit the NDIS website.
In April, the State and Commonwealth governments announced an extension and expansion (factsheet) of the current trials in Western Australia, and that state-wide roll out of the NDIS in Western Australia will commence from 1 July 2017.
From 1 October 2016, the WA NDIS will expand to include the local government areas of Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale. From 1 January 2017 the National Disability Insurance Agency will expanded its trial to include Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, York and Northam.
The details of the phased, full-scheme roll out are currently being determined by the State and Commonwealth governments with the aim of finalising them later in 2016.
To determine if you may be eligible to participate in the WA NDIS trial, use Am I Eligible? to step through a short assessment.
For more information please refer to What is the WA NDIS?