Local area coordinators

Local area coordinators (LACs) assist people with disability to access the NDIS. Once you’re eligible for the NDIS, we’ll work with you to identify your goals for your first NDIS plan. We’ll also support you in exploring ways to achieve these goals and help you understand how the funding in your plan works. You choose who will provide your NDIS supports.

Find out more information about local area coordinators and the NDIS on the NDIS website

What does a LAC do?

Local area coordinators have four key roles:

  • We link you to the NDIS, to information and support in the community
  • We gather information with you for the development of your First Plan
  • Where identified, we assist you to start your NDIS journey by supporting you to implement your plan and connect you to community
  • We work with the local community to promote a more welcoming and inclusive environment for people with disability

What we don’t do:

  • We are not support coordinators
  • We don’t approve the funding amount for NDIS plans

What is the difference between a LAC and an NDIA planner?

For your First Plan, a LAC will meet with you to gather information that forms the basis of the NDIS plan development. The NDIA planner will then build the funding from the information gathered by the LAC. It’s also the responsibility of the NDIA planner (or an NDIA delegate) to approve the funding in the plan. The plan reflects the reasonable and necessary supports of the person with a disability. A LAC will assist you with the implementation of your NDIS plan.

If you have high supports needs, a plan may be developed by an NDIS planner and implementation will be completed by a support coordinator.

Local area coordinators and the NDIS process

Get in touch

Contact us to find out more about how we can support you.

Email us at lacinfo@uniting.org

You can also find us at the locations below.


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Wollongong Office
T: 02 4253 6580
Level 3, 87-89 Market St
Wollongong, 2500

Nowra Office
T: 02 4253 6580
Level 2b, 57 Graham St
Nowra, 2541

Gerringong Office
T: 02 4253 6580
5b, 25 Noble St
NSW, 2534

Nepean–Blue Mountains

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Nepean–Blue Mountains District Office
T: 02 4723 9444
Level 1, 83 Henry St,
Penrith, 2750

Lawson Office
T: 02 8833 0558
Shop 3, 297 Great Western Highway
Lawson, 2783

Lithgow Office
T: 02 8833 0559
104 Main St
Lithgow, 2790

Windsor Office
T: 02 4545 3500
Old Hawkesbury Hospital
6 Christie St
Windsor 2756

Northern Sydney

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Pymble District Office
T: 02 9275 9441
Building 1, Level 3 Suite 4
20 Bridge Street
Pymble, 2073

Brookvale Office
T: 02 8833 0552
Suite 156 Level 1
117 Old Pittwater Rd
Brookvale, 2100

Lane Cove Office
T: 02 8833 0560
Ryde Council Community Centre
180 Longueville Rd
Lane Cove, 2066

Southern NSW

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Queanbeyan District Office
T: 02 9275 9451
Level 1, Suite 3
114 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan, 2620

Batemans Bay Office
T: 02 8833 0553
Shop 2, 25 Old Princess Hwy
Batemans Bay, 2536

Cooma Office
T: 02 8833 0555
Room 7.G.08
TAFE Illawarra
66 Commissioner St
Cooma, 2630

Goulburn Office
T: 02 8833 0557
49 Goldsmith Street,
Goulburn, 2580

Merimbula Office
T: 02 8833 0554
14 Cabarita Place (Library)
Merimbula, 2548

Yass Office
T: 02 8833 0556
Room DG4
Yass TAFE,
51 Church St
Yass, 2582

Western Sydney

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Western Sydney District Office
T: 02 8833 0500
Level 1
17-21 Macquarie St
Parramatta, 2150

Baulkham Hills Office
T: 02 8833 0551
Suite 201
29-31 Solent Circuit
Baulkham Hills, 2153

Blacktown Office
T: 02 9268 3817
Suite 1 Level 3
83 Flushcombe Rd
Blacktown, 2148

Feedback or complaints

If you have feedback or complaints about the NDIS, please use the feedback and complaints page on the NDIS website.