The federal government is looking to save money as it changes the name of the agency in charge of the national disability insurance scheme.
The renamed agency handling the national disability insurance scheme has asked staff to cut costs by using up materials carrying the old DisabilityCare Australia logo.
DisabilityCare, which runs the scheme, has been rebadged as the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) from September 20, following the election of the federal coalition government.
In an email to staff on Wednesday, the agency said materials with the old logo and title would not be wasted.
"Our approach to re-naming the scheme and the agency will be to minimise associated costs by, for example, letting existing DisabilityCare branded stocks run out before ordering replacement stocks bearing the new names," it said.
"The scheme's branding - i.e. our colours, font and design - will remain the same and changes will be made in-house to the maximum extent possible."
The former Labor government spent $130,000 on consultants to come up with a logo and brand strategy for DisabilityCare Australia and set aside $22 million for an advertising campaign.
In charge of the NDIA will be Senator Mitch Fifield, who was sworn in last week as the Assistant Minister for Social Services.
Labor has criticised the coalition government for taking the portfolio out of federal cabinet.
NDIA chief executive David Bowen said in the email that Senator Fifield had "significant experience and familiarity of the issues facing people with disability".
Seven offices in the scheme's four launch sites are operating and as of two weeks ago more than 1300 personal plans had been agreed or were under development.
Mr Bowen said many people were opting to take more direct control over their support arrangements by self-managing some or all of their plan.
The Geelong-based national head office is expected to be open early next year, initially employing about 100 people.
The scheme is expected to cover around 460,000 people with significant and permanent disability when it is fully rolled out, at a cost of $15 billion a year.