Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between Commonwealth and New South Wales



Part 3 – National Disability Insurance Scheme – First Stage




Features of the NSW launch site


  1. The first stage of the NDIS will operate in the three local government areas of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland in NSW (the Hunter launch area) for all eligible residents.
  2. Approximately 10,000 people are expected to benefit from the launch of the NDIS in the Hunter launch area, as set out in Appendix A.
  3. Existing NSW access points will continue to operate in the launch site without duplicating any of the functions of the Agency.  Interfaces and protocols will be established to provide seamless cross-referral to the Agency, transfer of client information and referral to local services as required.



Areas of agreement for launch


  1. The first stage of the NDIS in NSW will commence in July 2013.



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