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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Scheme (NDIS) provides support for people with disability, their families and carers in Australia. The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.

There have been two versions of the NDIS operating in in various locations in WA since July 2014 - the WA NDIS (formerly known as My Way) operated by the State Government and the nationally-delivered NDIS operated by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

On 12 December 2017, the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments agreed that WA will join the nationally delivered NDIS. This announcement replaces the previous agreement signed in January 2017 for Western Australia to administer the NDIS. The full Bilateral Agreement is available in ‘Related documents’ below.

From 1 July 2018, the NDIA will assume responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS in Western Australia. The NDIS will continue to be implemented on a geographic basis by NDIA and will be fully rolled out across WA by 2020.

All current participants in the WA NDIS will transfer to the nationally delivered Scheme from April 2018 until 31 December 2018.

A priority for both governments is to ensure a smooth transition for people with disability, their families and carers, as well as service providers and staff delivering the NDIS during this transition phase.

Key information about the agreement and the transition from the WA NDIS to the nationally delivered NDIS is provided in in ‘Related documents’ below. 

Information sessions about transitioning to the national Scheme will be held by NDIA and the Department of Communities and listed on the events in WA page on the NDIS website. 

Further information

Please note that the information contained in the NDIS section of this website currently relates to the WA NDIS administered by the Western Australian government. It will continue to be updated as information becomes available.

For information about the nationally-delivered NDIS

General information about the nationally-delivered NDIS is available on the NDIS website. It contains a dedicated WA page with information about the NDIS roll out in WA. You can also call the NDIA on 1800 800 110.

Information for people taking part in the WA NDIS

If you are already in the WA NDIS, you will continue to receive your services as your plans are transferred to the NDIA. You will receive a letter from the WA Government to let you know how you will be supported to transfer to the NDIA.

Your Local Coordinator can also give you general information about how and when people will transfer from the WA NDIS.

Related documents

PDF versions

FAQ update August 2018 
Heads of Agreement and Bilateral Agreement - NDIS
Individuals, families, carers information sheet 2A 
Individuals, families, carers information sheet 2B 
Individuals, families, carers information sheet 2C 
NDIS Transition - FAQ 
NDIS Transition - FAQ - Easy Read 
NDIS transition schedule Western Australia 
Transfer plan for Western Australian NDIS participants Transfer plan for Western Australian NDIS participants - Easy Read 

Word versions

FAQ update August 2018 
Individuals, families, carers information sheet 2A 
Individuals, families, carers information sheet 2B 
Individuals, families, carers information sheet 2C 
NDIS Transition - FAQ 
NDIS Transition - FAQ - Easy Read
Transfer plan for Western Australian NDIS participants