In 2014 the Commonwealth and State governments established a comparative trial of two different models of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in WA.
The WA NDIS (formerly WA NDIS My Way) has been operating in the Lower South West since 1 July 2014 and in Cockburn-Kwinana since 1 July 2015. The Commonwealth Government's NDIS model has been run by the National Disability Insurance Agency in the Perth Hills since 1 July 2014.
State-wide roll out of the NDIS in Western Australia will commence on 1 July 2017.
Details of the full scheme in WA will be finalised between the Commonwealth and State governments in the lead up to 1 July 2017. While this is happening the current trials will be extended and expanded into new areas in Western Australia.
From 1 October 2016, the WA Disability Services Commission will expand the WA NDIS model to include the Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale areas.
To determine if you may be eligible to participate in the WA NDIS trial, use Am I Eligible? to step through a short assessment.
From 1 January 2017 the National Disability Insurance Agency will expanded its trial to include Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, York and Northam . To find out more, visit the NDIS website.