- The Scheme is administered by the National Disability Insurance Agency (the Agency), which has been established under Commonwealth legislation, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and is governed
by a Board.
- The Board of the Agency is responsible for the performance of these functions and strategic direction of the Agency. The Board manages its costs and liabilities from year to year including through the development of a reserve and investment of funds.
- The Board is advised by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Independent Advisory Council (IAC).
The Commonwealth Minister, The Hon. Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social Services, is responsible for administering the NDIS Act, and exercises statutory powers with the agreement of states and territories, including a power to make the NDIS Rules and direct the Agency.
- The Disability Reform Council (DRC), a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Ministerial Council made up of Treasurers and Ministers responsible for disability from the Commonwealth and each state and territory is the decision-maker on the Scheme policy issues.
- The Agency holds all funds contributed by the Commonwealth, states and territories in a single pool, manages Scheme funds, administers access to the Scheme and approves the payment of individualised support packages.
Figure 17: National Disability Insurance Scheme Governance framework