There have been two versions of the NDIS Funding in WA operating in various locations in WA since July 2014 – the WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (formerly known as My Way) operated by the State Government and the nationally-delivered NDIS providers operated by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
On 12 December 2017, the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments agreed that WA will join the nationally delivered NDIS WA. This announcement replaces the previous agreement signed in January 2017 for Western Australia to administer the NDIS funding. The full Bilateral Agreement is available in ‘Related documents’ below.
From 1 July 2018, the National Disability Insurance Scheme will assume responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS funding in Western Australia. The National Disability Insurance Scheme will continue to be implemented on a geographic basis by NDIS Providers 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 registered providers during this transition phase.
Key information about the agreement and the transition from the WA NDIS to the nationally delivered NDIS registered providers 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 WA website.