What is the role of the National Disability Insurance Agency?

This section outlines the key functions of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

What role does the NDIA have in relation to the NDIS?

The NDIA are the central government agency responsible ​for administering the NDIS. The roles and responsibilities of the NDIA are set out in Section 117 of the NDIS Act 2013. The NDIA has a Board of Directors who are responsible for the governance of the NDIA and the Board holds the following key responsibilities:

  1. to ensure the proper, efficient and effective performance of the NDIA’s functions;
  2. to determine objectives, strategies and policies to be followed by the NDIA;
  3. any other functions conferred on the Board by or under:
    1. this Act, the regulations or an instrument made under this Act; or
    2. any other law of the Commonwealth.

What are the key functions of the NDIA?

The NDIA is responsible for the following functions:

  1. to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme;
  2. to manage, and to advise and report on, the financial sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme;
  3. to develop and enhance the disability sector, including by facilitating innovation, research and contemporary best practice in the sector;
  4. to build community awareness of disabilities and the social contributors to disabilities;
  5. to collect, analyse and exchange data about disabilities and the supports (including early intervention supports) for people with disability;
  6. to undertake research relating to disabilities, the supports (including early intervention supports) for people with disability and the social contributors to disabilities;
  7. any other functions conferred on the Agency by or under the NDIS Act, the regulations or an instrument made under this Act;
  8. to do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of the above functions.
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