NSW Association of the Deaf (NSWAD)

The Deaf General Committee closed and a more representative and broadly focused advocacy group was established. 

Initially called the NSW Council of the Deaf, this new organisation changed its name to the NSW Association of the Deaf in 1988. NSWAD was one of the state deaf associations which were organised to affiliate with the new Australian Association of the Deaf (AAD). AAD was established in 1986, with NSW deaf woman Dorothy Shaw as its first President. NSWAD changed its name to Deaf Australia (NSW) in 2009.