NDIS fees

ActivOT practitioners are NDIS ready and able to help on every stage of the NDIS journey, including a full range of assessment services and therapy programs. Our fees are available on this page.

NDIS fees

From 1st of July 2020 our NDIS occupational therapy rates are:

  • $193.99 per hour
  • $271.59 per hour in remote locations
  • $290.99 per hour in very remote locations.

 Assessment costs

Our services are charged according to the NDIS Price Guide and the Modified Monash Model (MMM) for remote and very remote areas.

The NDIS uses the Modified Monash Model (MMM) to determine regional, remote and very remote areas using a scale based on population size and locality (see the table below).

MMM 2019 Inclusion
1 Metropolitan areas: Major cities accounting for 70% of Australia’s population
All areas categorised ASGS-RA1.
2 Regional centres: Inner (ASGS-RA 2) and Outer Regional (ASGS-RA 3) areas that are in, or within a 20km drive of a town with over 50,000 residents.
For example: Ballarat, Mackay, Toowoomba, Kiama, Albury, Bunbury.
3 Medium rural towns: Inner (ASGS-RA 2) and Outer Regional (ASGS-RA 3) areas that are not MM 2 or MM 3, and are in, or within a 10km drive of a town with between 5,000 to 15,000 residents. For example: Port Augusta, Charters Towers, Moree.
4 Medium rural towns: Inner (ASGS-RA 2) and Outer Regional (ASGS-RA 3) areas that are not MM 2 or MM 3, and are in, or within a 10km drive of a town with between 5,000 to 15,000 residents. For example: Port Augusta, Charters Towers, Moree.
5 Small rural towns: All remaining Inner (ASGS-RA 2) and Outer Regional
(ASGS-RA 3) areas. For example: Mount Buller, Moruya, Renmark, Condamine.
6 Remote communities: Remote mainland areas (ASGS-RA 4) AND remote islands less than 5kms offshore. For example: Cape Tribulation, Lightning Ridge, Alice Springs, Mallacoota, Port Hedland. Additionally, islands that have an MM 5 classification with a population of less than 1,000 without bridges to the mainland will now be classified as MM 6 for example: Bruny Island.
7 Very remote communities: Very remote areas (ASGS-RA 5). For example: Longreach, Coober Pedy, Thursday Island and all other remote island areas more than 5kms offshore.

A map showing MMM 2019 can be viewed at doctorconnect.gov.au

Hourly rates

As of the 1st of July 2020 our OT rates are:

  • $193.99 per hour
  • $271.59 per hour in remote locations
  • $290.99 per hour in very remote locations.
MMM1-5; standard rate
MMM6; remote
MMM7; very remote

Travel time is also charged in accordance with the NDIS Price Guide at the above listed rates to a maximum of 30 minutes each way or 45 minutes each way for remote and very remote locations.


Therapy Assistant Fees

We are able to provide therapy programs carried out by therapy assistants.  We have highly skilled level 1 and 2 therapy assistants (TA) on our team who will ensure our therapy programs are completed to the highest levels.

Our Therapy Assistant rates are:

  • Level 1 Therapy Assistant; $56.16 per hour
  • Level 2 Therapy Assistant; $86.79 per hour

Travel time is also charged in accordance with the NDIS Price Guide at the above listed rates to a maximum of 30 minutes each way or 60 minutes each way for remote locations. Very remote locations are by negotiation.

For our full range of NDIS services visit our NDIS Services page.

Please contact us if you have any questions about referral requirements, fees or charges applicable.