The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS will support people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and find gainful employment, providing approximately 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
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The Commonwealth and West Australian governments announced an agreement for a nationally consistent but state-run National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia in February 2017.
For further information and a roll-out schedule, read the Commonwealth Minister for Disability Services, Christian Porter, WA Premier Colin Barnett and WA Minister for Planning, Disability Services Donna Faragher joint media release.