If you are a person living with disability or caring for someone with disability in Western Australia, you may already have noticed some changes in the way that disability services are delivered.
These changes have not begun everywhere in the state. However, by 2020 all disability services will be delivered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). You can find out more about how the NDIS works by reading An introduction to disability services and the NDIS.
Transition to the NDIS in Western Australia
The NDIS is being rolled out across Western Australia, in metro as well as in rural and remote areas.
Two versions of the NDIS have operated in various locations in Western Australia since July 2014:
- the Western Australia NDIS — formerly known as 'My Way' — operated by the state government
- the nationally-delivered NDIS operated by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Over time, people whose services were delivered under My Way will transition to the NDIS. The transition will occur between April and December 2018. You’ll receive a letter from the Western Australia Government letting you know how you will be supported through the change. If you are unsure, you can ask your Local Area Coordinator for further information.
You can follow the rollout of the NDIS in Western Australia so you know when the scheme will be available in your area.
If you are new to the NDIS, you can apply to see if you are eligible to receive this support 6 months before the NDIA rolls out the scheme in your area.
Visit this page on the NDIS website to see how the scheme operates in Western Australia.
You can also visit the Western Australia Department of Communities, Disability Services website to give feedback about services provided by the Department of Communities.
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Last reviewed: July 2019