The National Disability Insurance Scheme was established under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) .
The national scheme has funding and governance shared among all governments. All Australian governments are involved in decisions relating to the scheme’s policy, funding and governance.
- The Commonwealth Minister is responsible for administering the NDIS Act, and exercises statutory powers with the agreement of states and territories, including a power to make the NDIS Rules and direct the NDIA.
- The Standing Council on Disability Reform is the National Federation Reform Council (formerly the Council of Australian Governments (COAG)).
- The Council’s Disability Reform Ministers’ meeting is the decision-maker on NDIS policy issues. It’s made up of Ministers responsible for disability from the Commonwealth, states and territories.
- The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) administers the scheme. It is governed by a Board.
- The NDIA Board is advised by the Independent Advisory Council .
- The NDIA holds all funds contributed by the Commonwealth, states and territories in a single pool, manages scheme funds, administers access to the scheme and approves the payment of individualised support packages.