Back to top

NDIS trials in WA expanded

2 May 2016

It has been announced that the rollout of the NDIS in Western Australia has been pushed back to mid-next year but that the trials will be expanded.

More people in Western Australia will gain access to the NDIS over the next year with both the Commonwealth and the Western Australian Governments agreeing to extend both current state and commonwealth trials to July 2017 and to make these available in more locations within the state.  This also provides some certainty for participants currently in these trials and for providers operating in these trial areas. 

Federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter said the expansion of the two trials would allow an additional 2700 people to access the NDIS in WA until the final model is finalised later this year. 

The Commonwealth and WA governments established a comparative trial of two different NDIS models in 2014. The WA NDIS (formerly known as NDIS My Way) which is currently delivered in the Lower South West region and Cockburn-Kwinana areas, will be expanded from 1 October 2016 to the local government areas of Armadale, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

From 1 January 2017, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) model currently being trailed in Perth Hills, will be expanded to Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, York and Northam.

For more information please visit the MS Society of Western Australia here.

For more information please visit the MS Society of Western Australia here.