NDIS full-scheme roll-out to commence July 1 2017


The Autism Association of Western Australia welcomes the signing of a Bilateral Agreement between the State and the Commonwealth to enable the roll out of NDIS in WA.

This WA agreement will be consistent with the national NDIS and will give individuals and families certainty about how the NDIS will be implemented in WA.

Over the next three years, an estimated 39,000 people, including individuals with Autism, in Western Australia will be able to access funding for support giving them increased choice and control over their lives. The funding received will be fully portable across State jurisdictions.


Commencing on 1 July 2017, the NDIS will be available to all eligible West Australians in the following areas:

  • 1 July 2017: The Kimberly-Pilbara. South Metro:  Armadale, Murray, Mandurah, Rockingham Serpentine-Jarrahdale; and those in the NDIA Trial Site.
  • 1 July 2018: Wheatbelt, South West, Goldfields-Esperance. Metro Central/South/North: Cockburn, East Fremantle, Fremantle, Kwinana, Melville, South Perth, Joondalup, Wanneroo.
  • 1 July 2019: Midwest Gascoyne, Great Southern. North & South Metro:  Cambridge, Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Vincent, Belmont, Canning, Gosnells, Victoria Park.

It is understood there will be no change for people who are already a WA NDIS participant in the Lower South West, Cockburn-Kwinana and Ranges. For individuals who are part of the NDIA trial (Perth Hills), transition will commence to WA NDIS from 1 July 2017. The West Australian Government has indicated it will be working closely with people with disability to ensure that the services and supports of people in this Trial Site are not disrupted during the transition.

The Autism Association will have staff available to answer questions and to hold information sessions as the WA NDIS rolls out in your area.

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