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New NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for 2023-24

The NDIA have released their Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for 2023–24 with information from their Annual Pricing Review.

The following pricing adjustments will be effective as of 1 July 2023.  The plans of NDIS participants will be indexed to account for these changes.

Supports delivered by disability support workers

Prices for supports delivered by disability support workers will be increased by 5.3%. This increase has taken the following into account:

  • an adjustment to price limits in line with the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase award wages. 
  • an extension of the temporary loading at 1% for another 12 months, with this loading expected to end on 30 June 2024. 
  • an increase of 0.1% to reflect the inclusion of paid family and domestic violence leave into the Disability Support Worker Cost Model. 
  • passing on the increase to the Superannuation Guarantee Charge of 0.5%.

Therapy supports

There will be no adjustment to the pricing arrangements and price limits for therapy supports as the NDIA believes pricing remains competitive in the market. 

Support coordination and plan management supports

  • Level 1 support coordination will be increased by 5.3%.
  • There will be no increase to the price limits for support coordination level 2 and 3. 
  • There will be no increase to the price limits for plan management supports.
  • The NDIA believes that the increase in the number of providers delivering support coordination and plan management suggests the current market rate is still viable.

Other supports

The price limit for other supports will be increased by 4.36%.

Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) Loading

As scheduled, the TTP loading will be further reduced to 1.5%. The TTP Loading will cease from 1 July 2024.

Want to know more?

If you would like more information regarding the new Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits visit the NDIA website here.  

We will also be updating our pocket-sized price summaries to reflect the changes. If you would like us to send you some copies, please email your address to manager@idealplan.com.au


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New NDIS Pricing Arrangements - Valid 5th May 2023

Version 1.2 of the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2022-2023 has been released. It is effective as of 5th May 2023. Here is a summary of the main changes that we’ve observed:

Programs of Supports

  • The maximum duration of a Program of Support has increased from 12 weeks to 6 months.
  • Providers can now only charge a maximum of 4 weeks of consecutive non-attendance. This was previously unlimited within the 12 weeks. A provider will only be able to claim past this point if they are notified by the participant that they wish to continue the Program of Support during their period of non-attendance.
  • Each instance of support needs to be delivered before the provider can claim for that instance of support.

Transitional Arrangements for Group Supports

  • Transitional arrangements for group supports have been extended to 31 December 2023. They were previously due to end on 30 June 2023. There are currently no changes to the price limits for group supports under the transitional arrangements.

Other Changes

  • The inclusion of group-based supports under the Non-Face-to-Face policy has been clarified.
  • The Subscription Services policy has been extended to include high-value subscriptions for Assistive Technology (AT).
  • Providers charging Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) pricing will not need to participate in a financial benchmarking survey for 2022-23 to continue to charge TTP rates.


There have been no changes to the price limits for any supports.


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Latest NDIS Pricing Arrangements and COVID updates

The NDIA have recently released updated versions of the following documents:

- Version 1.1 of the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2022-2023

- Version 1.2 of the COVID Addendum 2022-2023

Both documents are effective as of 1 October 2022. Here is a summary of the main changes that we’ve observed:


Changes to the COVID Addendum

Portable Air Purifier

As a temporary COVID measure, Participants may be able to use their existing Core funding to purchase a portable air purifier. Participants may be eligible if they:

  • have a disability that puts them at increased risk of acquiring COVID-19 or becoming seriously ill if they do acquire it (such as a disability that compromises breathing)
  • are at increased risk of acquiring Covid-19 due to the close personal supports they receive
  • are unable to effectively minimise their risk of acquiring COVID-19 through other means due to their disability

The expected price range of a portable air purifier would lie between $300-$700 per unit and will be treated as low-cost AT. As such, Participants who wish to purchase a device that costs less than $1500 won’t need to provide evidence or seek approval.

However, Participants who require additional funding or believe they need to purchase a device that costs more than $1500 will need to undergo a plan reassessment and provide relevant evidence.


Changes to the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits


  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) will now be referred to as Early Childhood (EC) Supports.

Core supports

  • The line items for Early Childhood Supports in Core have been changed. Separate line items for Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Podiatrists, and Dietitians have been added whereas the line items for Counsellors and Exercise Physiologists have been removed. The removed supports may potentially still be claimable using the ‘Other Professionals’ line item.
  • Onsite Shared Supports for Specialty Disability Accommodation (SDA) have been added as Core supports.

Capacity Building

  • The line item 15_005_0118_1_3 for therapy supports from an ‘Early Childhood Professional’ (previously ‘Other Professional’) has been clarified further. Providers that are now specified in this line item include Developmental Educators, Early Childhood Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Speech Pathologists. Supports from ‘Other Professionals’ are still included in this line item.
  • Qualification requirements for ‘Other Professionals’ have been changed in CB Improved Daily Living for Early Childhood Supports. Providers must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in their relevant area and be registered with their relevant peak body. It is also expected that the provider delivers supports in line with the NDIS Commission’s NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators for Early Childhood Supports rather than the registration requirements for the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission. As such, parents may be able to choose alternative professionals, such as those that specialise in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), to provide Early Childhood Support.

The therapy supports for Participants who are aged 7 and older remain unchanged.


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New NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for 2022-2023

The NDIS have released their Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for 2022–2023. These will be effective as of July 1st 2022.  

Stay tuned for a more in-depth information in future as we await more information from the NDIA regarding issues such as the indexation of plans.  

Here are some of the key changes we observed:


Notable Changes  

Short Notice Cancellations (page 22)

A cancellation will now be considered short notice if less than 7 clear days’ notice has been given. However, the service agreement between a provider and Participant will continue to take precedence. If providers have previously agreed to a shorter cancellation time, they will not be able to extend the notice period until a revised service agreement is accepted by the Participant.

Other Therapy (page 54-55 and page 93) 

The line items for "other therapy" have been renamed "other professional". Separate line items have also been added for supports that were previously included under other therapy, such as occupational therapy and speech pathology.  

Provider Travel from Core (page 19-22) 

Core support providers can now claim for return trip from the Participant’s location back to the usual place of work. This brings the rules for Core provider travel in line with Capacity Building supports.  

Modification of Modified Monash Model (page 26-27) 

More locations have been classified as “remote” and “very remote” for pricing purposes. 

Price Increases 

Support Work 

The price limits for supports delivered by disability support workers have increased by 9%. 

The price limits for TTP providers have also increased by 7% which means the loading on TTP supports has decreased from 4.5% to 3%. 

Support Coordination (page 74) 

Level 1 support connection observed an increase of 9% but there is currently no change for Level 2 and 3 Support Coordination. 

Nursing (page 52) 

Nursing supports have increased by 3%. 

Legacy Supports 

High Intensity Supports   

High intensity supports previously had 3 levels, but these supports have now been simplified. Level 1 and Level 3 no longer exist with Level 2 prices being the baseline for the new “high intensity supports”.  

This effectively means there are now only two levels for ‘Assistance with Self-Care Activities’ and ‘Access Community Social and Rec Activities’ - standard and high intensity. 

Community Nursing Care  

The line items 15_036_0114_1_3 and 15_051_0114_1_3 no longer exist. Now any nursing supports should be claimed through ‘Delivery of Health Supports by a Nurse’.  

Training in Self Management 

The line items for 07_003_0117_8_3 & 14_031_0127_8_3 no longer exist. Training in self-management would be accessed through Core using ‘Capacity Building and Training in Self-Management and Plan Management’. 


If you would like more information regarding the new Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits visit the NDIA website here.  



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Pricing Arrangements Update: Clarification surrounding subscription services

Version 1.3 of the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2021-2022 has been released!

What’s changed?

The NDIA has clarified their position on claiming for subscription-based services. A provider may claim for the cost of a support in advance using a subscription service, provided they meet the necessary conditions. For more information about these conditions, please check out the updated Pricing Arrangements document on the NDIS website.


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Did you know the NDIS Price Guide recently had an update? 

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This included increased price limits for 369 support items and a simple new ‘yes or no’ checklist in the support catalogue to determine whether supports are eligible for: non-face-to-face support provision, provider travel, short notice cancellation, NDIA requested reports, irregular Supported Independent Living (SIL) supports. 

As always, we have updated our handy pocket-sized NDIS Price Guide which shows you the major support item with a price cap along with its code at a glance. This is an invaluable tool that will save you flipping the 80+ page Price Guide for support items, codes and price caps, and one which we can send you in a hardcopy (please send us your postal address and how many copies you'd like) or downloadable format.  

A support coordinator at a recent networking event told us she calls her IDEAL pocket-sized price guide “my bible” because she turns to it daily.  

At IDEAL Plan Management, we pride ourselves on being the most knowledgeable plan managers in Australia. Sharing our knowledge facilitates choice and control for participants while making support coordinator’s jobs a little easier – we’re all about the client outcome.  


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July 1st 2020 New NDIS and Pocket-Sized Price Guide

The NDIS has a new price guide from 1 July 2020.

Please note the removal of the temporary 10% COVID loading for services delivered on or after 1 July.

IDEAL Plan Management has released the new pocket-sized price guide for 2020-21. It is now available to download from our website for your desktop or mobile. The pocket price guide includes significant changes in 2020-21.

You can download a free copy of our new pocket-sized price guides for your desktop or mobile. If you would like a few copies mailed to you, send us your postal address to manager@idealplan.com.au

IDEAL Plan Management would love to hear your feedback and how you use our pocket-sized price guides.

If you would like more information on the new price guide or about our plan management service please call us on 1300 800 110

Want a FREE copy of the Pocket-Sized Price Guide? 

Please fill out the form below to download your FREE copy of the Price Guide.


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New COVID-19 Pocket-Sized Price Guide

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COVID-19 Pocket-Sized Price Guide

IDEAL Plan Management's new Pocket-sized price guides have implemented the COVID-19 measures introduced in the NDIS Support Catalogue version 2.2.1.

The changes include the introduction of new support coordination line items and the 10% COVID-19 loading on the following supports;

  • Assistance with Daily Life (not including Supported Independent Living)
  • Assistance with Social and Community Participation
  • Improved Health and Wellbeing (not including personal training)
  • Improved Daily Living Skills

To receive a copy of the new IDEAL Plan Management Pocket-side price guide, email us your name and postal address to manager@idealplan.com.au.


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New Pocket Price Guide

The NDIA has released a revised 2019-2020 NDIS Price Guide.

A few changes have been implemented that will be effective 1st of December 2019, including an additional 6 areas reclassified as remote, new price limits to Short Term Accommodation, and the introduction of Medium Term Accommodation and new supports items for Dietitians.

IDEAL Plan Management has updated our pocket-sized price guides to include these adjustments, ensuring that you receive the most recent support catalogue for services under the NDIS.

Contact us and we would be more than happy to send you some of the new price guides!

2019 pocket price guide


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Pocket Price Guide

The NDIA has launched the new NDIS price guide for 2019-2020

IDEAL Plan Management is back with the updated pocket-sized NDIS price guide.

These pocket-sized price guides are perfect for carrying around so that you can quickly and easily find out the updated unit price for various supports and services under the NDIS.

Contact us and we would be more than happy to send you some of the price guides!


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