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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Costs

Commissioned study

This study has concluded. It reviewed the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

  • Issues paper 22 Feb 2017
  • Position paper 14 Jun 2017
  • Final report 19 Oct 2017

The issues paper covered a range of issues on which the Commission sought information and feedback, and was intended to assist you in preparing a submission.

Submissions were due by 24 March 2017.

Read the issues paper

The position paper was released on 14 June 2017. The Commission sought further information and feedback.

Submissions were due by 12 July 2017.

Read the position paper

The final study report was provided to the Australian Government on 11 October 2017 and publicly released on 19 October 2017.

Read the study report

The study examined issues including: the sustainability of scheme costs; jurisdictional capacity (including the complementary disability services provided by the States and Territories); cost pressures (including wage pressures); changes in the agreed escalation parameters; whether efficiencies  have been achieved within the scheme; whether there has been any impact on mainstream services; and examine the most appropriate levers to manage any potential cost overruns.