Pricing and payment
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 states that a funded support must represent "value for money" in that the costs of the support are reasonable, relative to both the benefits achieved and the cost of alternative support".
The NDIA sets price controls for some supports included in participant plans. The NDIA will update price controls on at least an annual basis, effective 1 July each year, taking into account market trends, changes in costs and wage rates. Changes to price controls and associated arrangements will be published on this website. Each updated price limit list will include the date it was published to help providers ensure that they are within the limits prescribed in the most up-to-date version for participants.
Not all NDIS support items have price limits, and this NDIS Price Guide is not a comprehensive list of all supports that are available to NDIS participants. The Price Guide lists the specific supports that have maximum prices, and also sets out other rules and support definitions that are part of NDIA's market intervention approach. A complete list of disability supports recognised by the NDIS can be found below (Support Catalogue - CSV).
Independent Pricing Review
In March 2018, the Board of the NDIA released the Independent Pricing Review (IPR) Report undertaken by McKinsey & Company, giving in principle support to all of the Report's 25 recommendations.
More information on the review, NDIA's response and media release can be found in the Independent Pricing Review section.
2018/2019 Price Guide for NDIS service providers – Beginning 1 July 2018
The 2018/19 Price Guide is effective from 1 July 2018.
This approach to price controls and associated arrangements is designed to help providers to transition to the market environment of the NDIS, maximising choice for participants and providing incentives for providers to develop new, innovative services and products.
Providers are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with the NDIS market stewardship approach by viewing the NDIA's Market Position Statements as well as recently released Quarterly data on the performance of the NDIS.
Price Guides and related resources
- 2018/19 Price Guide (NSW/VIC/QLD/TAS) (DOCX 277KB)
- 2018/19 Price Guide (NSW/VIC/QLD/TAS) (PDF 840KB)
- 2018/19 Price Guide (WA/SA/ACT/NT) (DOCX 227KB)
- 2018/19 Price Guide (WA/SA/ACT/NT) (PDF 840KB)
- 2018/19 Remote Price Guide (DOCX 226KB)
- 2018/19 Remote Price Guide (PDF 839KB)
- 2018/19 Very Remote Price Guide (DOCX 226KB)
- 2018/19 Very Remote Price Guide (PDF 839KB)
- SDA Pricing and Payments
- Assistive Technology
Support Catalogue - CSV Files
- Vic/NSW/Qld/Tas (CSV 151KB)
- ACT/NT/SA/WA (CSV 151KB)
- Remote Areas (CSV 151KB)
- Very Remote Areas (CSV 151KB)
Information on line items for decomissioning
As part of the NDIA’s review of supports, we sometimes decommission support line items. This usually does not mean the NDIA has stopped funding the support, and is typically undertaken in response to system issues or changes to support definitions.
To ensure continuity of supports for participants with these line items already in their NDIS plans, these line items are not removed from the system completely until these plans end. In the first instance, providers should claim or raise service bookings using the line items in the participant’s plan. Line items marked for decommissioning will not be added to new plans.
For a current list of Assistive Technology items for decommissioning and the most appropriate replacement item to be used in future plans, please refer to the Assistive Technology and Consumables Code Guide.
Letter to providers - including summary of changes
- Summary of updated price arrangements for 2018/19 (DOCX 737KB)
- Summary of updated price arrangements for 2018/19 (PDF 440KB)
Please direct queries to your local NDIA Engagement team.