WA NDIS; NDIS Perth Hills and Non Trial Sites

CFI is an approved provider to the Disability Services Commission for the WA NDIS and NDIS Perth Hills as well as Non Trial Sites through Local Area Coordinators. Community First provides support to people with a disability under the age of 65 to plan and manage their life as they wish.

We partner and support people in leading a more independent and fulfilling life to achieve their goals. We offer a range of personalised services to assist with:

  • Home-based support for personal care and household management;
  • Home-based support for personal care and household management;
  • Accessing the community, assistance with shopping, attending social events and activities of your choice;
  • Working alongside you or your carer to provide development of daily living and life skills, focussing on individualised community-based training and where appropriate, ongoing support to increase your ability to live as autonomously as possible;
  • Our Ability Arts program to offer opportunities to engage in activities including art, music, drama, sport and photography;
  • Providing respite to give carers a well-earned break delivered flexibly such as in home, planned and emergency options, recreational and educational activities, home/family options and holidays;
  • Supporting you with work readiness to obtain sustainable employment;
  • Supporting you on recreational/Holiday Programs to increase confidence, resilience and problem-solving skills and levels of participation in community life;
  • Behaviour support and
  • Supporting you with those important life transitions.


WA NDIS is a model of supporting people with disability to exercise more choice and control over their supports and services.

This includes participating in the local community and building on natural supports such as friendships, neighbours and local community groups.

WA NDIS focuses on building strong partnerships between the government and the community sector and maintaining close connections with mainstream supports and services.


When the State Government negotiated WA’s participation in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), it was determined to retain the best features of WA’s existing disability services system.

Therefore, Western Australia is trialling two different disability service models over the two-year NDIS trial, which began on 1 July 2014. WA NDIS is being run by the Disability Services Commission on behalf of the State Government; in the Lower South West (from 1 July 2014) and in Cockburn- Kwinana (from 1 July 2015). WA NDIS builds on the quality services currently provided by the State Government and enables people with disability to access additional resources and more local supports and services.

At the same time, the Commonwealth Government’s National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) NDIS model is operating in the Perth Hills area. This trial provides an opportunity to compare and contrast the two models. The outcomes of a WA independent evaluation will inform the future of disability reform in our state and nationally.

Community First is an approved provider of supports and services to the Disability Services Commission in the WA NDIS trial sites.


The broadened eligibility criteria for the NDIS means that increased numbers of people with disability, including those with a psychosocial disability, will be eligible to access supports and services in the trial sites.

To take part in the WA NDIS trial, individuals will need to meet age, residency and disability or early intervention requirements.

For further information and to check potential eligibility, please go to www.disability.wa.gov.au