The National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme

 What’s the latest?

Up until now, there has been two NDIS trials going on in WA.  Recently the State and Commonwealth governments signed a Bilateral agreement that will see the NDIS come to WA under a nationally consistent, locally administered model.  The NDIS will rollout in WA starting on 1 July 2017.

WA NDIS are currently running information sessions throughout the metro area. It is a great opportunitiy to ask questions and learn more about the WA NDIS and how NDIS is going to work for you. 



How does it affect me?

If you already participating in the WA NDIS Trial in the Lower South West, Cockburn-Kwinana, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Armadale and Murray areas, there will be no change. People who are part of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) trial will commence transition to the WA NDIS from 1 July 2017.  Services and Supports of people in this trial site will not be disrupted during the transition.  The NDIA trials are currently covering Perth Hills and the local government areas of Bayswater, Bassendean, Chittering, Toodyay, Northam and York.

If you haven’t got an NDIS plan yet, you have to wait until it starts in your area.



Areas where it will start on 1 July 2017

The Kimberley-Pilbara, the remaining South Metro region and the Perth Hills


Areas where it will start on 1 July 2018

Goldfields Esperance

North Metro

The ramining Wheatbelt, South West and Central South Metro


Areas where it will start on 1 July 2019

Midwest Gascoyne

Great Southern

Central North Metro

South East Metro

Who is the NDIS for?

  • People aged less that 65 years at the time of the eligibility request
  • An Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent visa or a protected Special Category Visa who permanently resides in an area where NDIS is operating
  • You have a disability that is attributable to an impairment that is likely to be permanent and because of this impairment you are likely to require support for your lifetime


What can be funded by these Government schemes?

The types of supports that might be covered by the NDIS include:

  • Daily Living Support
  • Transport to enable participation in your community
  • Support for employment
  • Therapy
  • Support to find out what equipment or assistive technology you need and to obtain / access the equipment
  • Support for home modifications
  • Vehicle modifications, and much more.


What does it mean for me?

If you live in a local area where the NDIS is about to start or has already started and you have been granted access to the scheme, a representative from the NDIS will contact you and arrange a planning meeting to identify the supports you will need. You can start by making a list of the services and supports you already use in preparation. Planning the supports you will need is focussed on what you need to live a healthy, happy life as an individual, giving you choice and control to build a community of supports and services around you.

If you need support to manage your plan, you can ask a Registered NDIS Provider to assist you or you can manage your plan yourself. You can also change the plan in the future if your needs or interests change.


How can Brightwater help?

Brightwater is a registered NDIS provider. We have a thriving community of supports available for people with a disability to get the most out of their NDIS Plan.

Services we offer include:

CONTACT US today to find out more information on Brightwater’s NDIS supports on 1300 2BE YOU (1300 223 968) or fill out the contact us form.

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