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What is NDIS in WA?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme in Western Australia (NDIS in WA) is a way of working with people with disability that supports them to:

  • identify their strengths and needs, plus any goals or aspirations they would like to start working towards, and capture these elements in their NDIS in WA plan
  • explore pathways and strategies to reach the goals outlined in their plan
  • choose the supports and services that best suit their needs
  • develop stronger links with their local community
  • build on natural supports such as friendships, neighbours and local community groups.

NDIS in WA is nationally consistent in terms of eligibility, reasonable and necessary supports and portability across the country, yet unique in governance and service delivery.

The NDIS in WA will fund reasonable and necessary supports that help people with disability achieve their goals. The NDIS in WA will not fund supports and services that are funded under mainstream services, but they will help the person with disability connect to those services to ensure continuity of support.

If a person is living in a NDIS in WA site and are currently receiving disability supports and services through the Department of Communities, you can contact your Local Coordinator.

If they are not currently receiving services, they will be able to apply to access the NDIS in WA when it becomes available in their region during the staged rollout across Western Australia