At the end of last year the Government announced that the transfer of WA NDIS participants to the national scheme required more time to complete. It was originally scheduled to finish by the end of 2018. Currently over 2,700 people have successfully transferred and another 4,600 are set to join them.
This decision allows the NDIS to provide continual support and quality planning time as people change over. Currently, a new deadline has yet to be set.
If you are a WA NDIS participant, you can rest assured that your supports will continue as usual until it’s your time to transfer. If you have any concerns or questions feel free to contact us.
Current roll out
Due to the size of this process the national-run NDIS will continue to roll out in stages across the rest of the state. The transition began in July 2018 and is set to finish by 2020. The most recent areas to join are the Goldfields-Esperance, North Metro areas of Joondalup and Wanneroo, and remaining South West region.
From the 1st July 2019, the following areas will have access to the NDIS:
Central North Metro
Cambridge, Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Nedlands Peppermint Grove, Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Vincent
South East Metro
Belmont, Canning, Gosnells, Victoria Park
Carnamah, Carnarvon, Chapman Valley, Coorow, Cue, Exmouth, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Meekatharra, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Magnet, Mullewa, Murchison, Northampton, Perenjori, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Three Springs, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna, and Yalgoo.
Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling.
It’s a good idea to get ready before the NDIS reaches you. If you don’t know where to start, we can help you understand what supports you need and how to plan.
For more about how we can assist in your journey, simply contact us on 1800 610 665 or email us here.