Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan have today announced a new agreement to bring Western Australia into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The NDIS is one of the largest social policy reforms in Australia’s history. Today’s agreement replaces the agreement signed in late January 2017 by the previous Western Australian Government for a Western Australian administered NDIS.
From July 1, 2018, the National Disability Insurance Agency will assume responsibility for the delivery of the NDIS in WA.
The NDIS will continue to roll out on a geographic basis and will be fully rolled out across Western Australia by 2020.
People already taking part in the WA NDIS will transfer to the nationally delivered Scheme in a phased approach from April 2018 and conclude by December 2018.
The Commonwealth and Western Australian governments will work closely with the National Disability Insurance Agency to implement the transition.