Pricing arrangements

NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits

NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits (previously the NDIS Price Guide) assist participants and disability support providers to understand the way that price controls for supports and services work in the NDIS. Price regulation is in place to ensure that participants receive value for money in the supports that they receive.

The Support Catalogue lists all of the available supports that providers can use when lodging a payment request. It also provides information on the current (and previous) price limits for each support item and indicates which claim types (travel, non-face-to-face, etc.) apply for each price-limited support item.

Price limits are the maximum prices that registered providers can charge NDIS participants for specific supports. Participants and providers can negotiate lower prices. NDIS pricing arrangements and price limits must be followed when supports are delivered to NDIA-managed or plan-managed participants.

The NDIA regularly updates pricing arrangements.


The COVID Addendum contains temporary measures introduced in direct response to the coronavirus pandemic and the regions and dates the measures are applicable. 

The COVID Addendum is not a standalone document and must be read in conjunction with NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.

Assistive Technology, Home Modifications and Consumables Code Guide 

The Assistive Technology, Home Modifications and Consumables Code Guide lists the most commonly used supports. It is not a comprehensive list of all supports that may be provided as reasonable and necessary under the NDIS. 

Pricing Arrangements for Specialist Disability Accommodation

Pricing Arrangements for Specialist Disability Accommodation (previously the Price Guide for Specialist Disability Accommodation) is a summary of prices that apply to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the NDIS.

Disability Support Worker Cost Model

The cost model estimates the cost of delivering a billable hour of support taking into account all of the costs associated with every billable hour, including: base pay; shift loadings; holiday pay; salary on costs; supervision costs; utilisation (non-billable activities); employee allowances; corporate overheads and margin. 

These estimates are the basis of the price limits set by the NDIA for supports delivered by disability support workers.

Pricing updates

The NDIA regularly reviews and makes changes to pricing arrangements to ensure our approach:

  • better meet the needs of participants, their families, carers and providers
  • remains affordable and in place for future generations of Australians.

Learn about recent pricing updates.

This page current as of
20 April 2022
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