Payments

What does it cost to join and use WayHome?

It is FREE – no one is charged for joining and meeting on the platform.

What am I paid as a Host or Co-resident?

Below are the hourly rates that apply to the different WayHome roles. Please note that rates are subject to change – due to changes in NDIS policies and other factors.

Permanent Host Payments
– Annual rates are below are based on 12 months, shorter periods are paid a pro-rata amount
– Host Payments are paid under a cost reimbursement of a volunteer contract and can in some cases be tax free (Hosts need to get tax advice)

Holiday Host Payments
– Volunteer Rates are paid under a cost reimbursement of a volunteer contract and can be in some cases tax free (Hosts need to get tax advice)
– Contractor Rates are paid when a Host is carrying out a commercial arrangement (where a Host is carrying on a business of providing respite care)

Co-resident Payments
– Co-residents are engaged as a Contractor
– The rates below are the hourly rates which are multiplied by the agreed hours the Co-resident will be engaged for support of the NDIS Participant
– These hours can vary from zero (where a Co-resident can live rent free and has small additional tasks) to 20-30 hours per week (where there are high support needs)
– Free or reduced rent is for the agreement between the NDIS Participant and the Host or Co-resident

Housemates
– In most cases there is no payment between Housemates (NDIS Participants sharing a house)
– Housemate arrangements can be combined with a Host or Co-resident arrangement

WayHome Role Payment Rates
Permanent Host
12 months or longer Contract
$50,000-$75,000 per year
Varies per NDIS Participant need
Part-time (Holiday) Host
Volunteer Rates (Cost Refund)

Per 24 Hours
Weekday
Saturday
Sunday
Holiday
$240
$280
$346
$408
Part-time (Holiday) Host
Contractor Rates (Commercial)

Per 24 Hours
Weekday
Saturday
Sunday
Holiday
$527
$645
$790
$935
Co-resident
Contractor Rates Per Hour
Per a set fortnighty roster
Day
Evening
Active Overnight
Saturday
Sunday
Holiday
$32.58
$35.86
$36.52
$45.71
$58.87
$71.96
Co-resident
Free or Reduced Rent
Mutuallty agreed between
NDIS Participant and Co-resident
Housemates
NDIS Participants sharing home
In most cases there is no payment
between Housemates

How does WayHome get paid?

Hosts and Co-residents

WayHome is only paid if an eventual agreement is entered between NDIS Participant and the supporter and then only those fees and charges allowed under the NDIS price guide rates and NDIS rules. These are paid from the NDIS plan.

Housing & Housing Providers

WayHome is not paid for any matching on the WayHome Platform.

All payments and fees are a matter between the Housing Provider and the NDIS Participant.

WayHome may charge a fee for targeted matching in the future.

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