WA becomes final state to join NDIS

Western Australia is now part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. On July 1, the National Disability Insurance Agency assumed responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS in WA.

WA NDIS participants will transfer to the federally administered NDIS between April 1 and December 31.

Disability Services minister Stephen Dawson also announced the state government has set up a NDIS Transition Governance Advisory Group.

This group will comprise of people with disability, carers, service providers and peak bodies.

It will meet quarterly and provide advice on the success and challenges of the transition to full scheme and the development of the NDIS scheme overall.

Forrest MP Nola Marino said the Commonwealth and state government would fully cooperate to implement the transition to the NDIS.

“The NDIS will support people with disability, their families, and carers to play a greater role in their communities,” she said.

The NDIS is expected to support about 39,000 people in WA with permanent and significant disability by July 2020.