Getting started as an NDIS provider


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Registering under the NDIS
Organisations who register as a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider will be able to deliver services to NDIS participants regardless of how their plan is managed.

From 1 July 2020, service providers across all states and territories will register under the NDIS with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, who will provide a nationally consistent approach to quality and safeguards when the NDIS is fully rolled out. Until the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is operating in your area, you will register as an NDIS provider with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). 

Currently, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is operating in New South Wales and South Australia, and will commence operating in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory by 1 July 2019, and Western Australia by 1 July 2020. 

Diagram of who to register with under the NDIS within Australia

To register as a new service provider in New South Wales or South Australia, you must apply for registration directly with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. For existing registered NDIS providers in these areas, your registration will transfer automatically from the NDIA to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. 

To register as a new service provider in remaining states and territories, you must apply for registration with the NDIA until the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission commences operation in your area. NDIS Providers with a current, approved registration will have their registration and information automatically transferred from the NDIA to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission on 1 July 2019, for Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory, and 1 July 2020 for Western Australia.

Ahead of registration transfers from the NDIA to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission, NDIS providers are encouraged to check their contact details and the registration groups they are delivering in via the NDIS myplace provider portal (note: when you reach this page, the portal sign in button is at the top right of the page) to make sure the data transferred to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is up-to-date and accurate.

Visit the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission's website for more information about provider registration

The NDIS Provider Toolkit
For new and existing providers under the NDIS, check out the NDIS Provider Toolkit to learn about working with the NDIS. The Provider Toolkit can help you check whether you are ready to register and work with the NDIS. It provides information about how to register, how to connect and work with NDIS participants and how to get paid.