What these reforms mean for you

Key facts 

  • In November 2020, we released three papers for consultation over three months.
  • Two of the papers talk about the changes we’re making to NDIS access, planning and plan budgets.
  • The third paper talks about our early childhood early intervention approach and includes some recommendations to improve outcomes for young children and families.
  • We released the post consultation reports in March 2021.
  • We’ll keep talking to participants, their families, the disability community and other stakeholders like state and territory governments, to help inform how we implement the proposed reforms to the NDIS. 

Why are we making changes to how the NDIS works?

Many participants have told us the NDIS has changed their lives for the better, and given them more choice and control than ever before. But we’ve also heard from participants and the 2019 Tune Review that the NDIS can be unfair, complicated, inflexible and slow.

We need to make sure participants continue to receive the reasonable and necessary supports they need, while ensuring the NDIS grows in an affordable way, so all Australians can have confidence it will be there for them if and when they need it over their lifetime.

To make sure we are delivering an NDIS that works for you, we introduced the Participant Service Charter and Participant Service Improvement Plan. These documents explain what we will do to deliver on our Participant Service Guarantee

We’re making some big changes, as well as some smaller, practical changes that will make the NDIS work for you, your family and carers, as well as anyone who needs it in years to come. 

The changes we’re making are described in the consultation papers we released. 

Many participants, their families, carers, providers and sector peak bodies and stakeholders provided feedback about how we can introduce these changes.

You can read the post consultation reports, released in March 2021.

In April 2021, Minister for the NDIS, the Hon Linda Reynolds, said we would take some more time to talk with people with disability, participants, their families and the wider disability community to listen to their views on the proposed reforms.

This page current as of
30 April 2021
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