Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch

On 29 May 2020, the Prime Minister announced that the Council of Australian Government (COAG) will cease and a new National Federation Reform Council (NFRC) will be formed, with National Cabinet at the centre of the NFRC.

More information is available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

On 7 December 2012, COAG reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by signing an Intergovernmental Agreement for the NDIS Launch. New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory signed bilateral agreements with the Commonwealth which confirm the operational and funding details for the roll-out of the NDIS in each launch site.

May 2013

In preparation for launch in July 2013, details on the planned intake of participants and the balance of cash and in-kind contributions to the scheme during launch were agreed bilaterally between the Commonwealth and New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. These details form appendices to the bilateral agreements with each of these jurisdictions. A further appendix was also agreed with Victoria outlining workforce arrangements for the DisabilityCare Australia Launch Transition Agency in the Barwon region. Agreement was reached to commence trials of the NDIS in the Western Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory in July 2014.

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Intergovernmental Agreement for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Launch - DOCX78.72 KB 78.72 KB
Intergovernmental Agreement for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Launch - PDF3.98 MB 3.98 MB
IGA on NDIS Launch Annex on Continuity of Support - PDF180.17 KB 180.17 KB
IGA on NDIS Launch on Annex Integrated NDIS Performance Reporting Framework - PDF488.04 KB 488.04 KB
Schedule A – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and New South Wales - DOCX43.35 KB 43.35 KB
Schedule A – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and New South Wales - PDF1.16 MB 1.16 MB
Appendix C – New South Wales Planned Intake of Participants - DOCX36.43 KB 36.43 KB
Appendix D – Balance of Cash and In-Kind Contributions in New South Wales - DOCX39.35 KB 39.35 KB
Schedule B – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Victoria - DOCX45.31 KB 45.31 KB
Schedule B – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Victoria - PDF1.33 MB 1.33 MB
Appendix D – Victorian Planned Intake of Participants - DOCX29.24 KB 29.24 KB
Appendix E – Balance of Cash and In-Kind Contributions in Victoria - DOCX33.25 KB 33.25 KB
Appendix F – NDIS Launch Transition Agency Workforce Arrangements – Barwon Launch Site - DOCX35.6 KB 35.6 KB
Schedule C – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and South Australia - DOCX39.08 KB 39.08 KB
Schedule C – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and South Australia - PDF885.74 KB 885.74 KB
Appendix C – South Australian Planned Intake of Participants - DOCX28.77 KB 28.77 KB
Appendix D – Balance of Cash and In-Kind Contributions in South Australia - DOCX34.14 KB 34.14 KB
Schedule D – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Tasmania - DOCX40.49 KB 40.49 KB
Schedule D – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Tasmania - PDF1007.66 KB 1007.66 KB
Appendix C – Tasmanian Planned Intake of Participants - DOCX29.02 KB 29.02 KB
Appendix D – Balance of Cash and In-Kind Contributions in Tasmania - DOCX32.49 KB 32.49 KB
Schedule E – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory - DOCX39.23 KB 39.23 KB
Schedule E – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Australian Capital Territory - PDF785.87 KB 785.87 KB
Appendix A - Funding Arrangements for Trial (amended) - DOCX29.17 KB 29.17 KB
Appendix C - Australian Capital Territory Planned Intake of Participants - DOCX29.73 KB 29.73 KB
Appendix D - Balance of Cash and In-Kind Contributions in the Australian Capital Territory - DOCX40.59 KB 40.59 KB
Schedule F – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory - DOCX56.94 KB 56.94 KB
Schedule F – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and the Northern Territory - PDF976.52 KB 976.52 KB
Appendix C – Northern Territory Balance of Cash and In-Kind Contributions - DOCX35 KB 35 KB
Schedule H – Bilateral Agreemeet Extension & Expansion NDIS NDIA Trial between Commonwealth & WA - DOCX102.63 KB 102.63 KB
Schedule H – Bilateral Agreemeet Extension & Expansion NDIS NDIA Trial between Commonwealth & WA - PDF275.62 KB 275.62 KB
National partnership on the Extension and Expansion of the Trial of WA NDIS Sites - DOCX106.04 KB 106.04 KB
National partnership on the Extension and Expansion of the Trial of WA NDIS Sites - PDF256.53 KB 256.53 KB
Schedule G – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Western Australia - DOCX71.12 KB 71.12 KB
Schedule G – Bilateral Agreement for NDIS Launch between the Commonwealth and Western Australia - PDF887.08 KB 887.08 KB
Appendix E – Balance of Cash and In-Kind Contributions in Western Australia - DOCX48.93 KB 48.93 KB
Appendix F – Western Australia Planned Intake of Participants - DOCX35.94 KB 35.94 KB