Deaf Australia is the national peak advocacy and information organisation in Australia for Deaf people who are bilingual – using both English and Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

We work under the understanding that many Deaf Australians have varying degrees of fluency in both Auslan and English, but primarily use Auslan as their native or preferred language.

We advise government, industry, and service providers about the needs and views of Deaf people, and work to improve Deaf people’s access in a range of areas.

Our ideal world is one where:

Deaf people are respected and fully included in the Australian community and the right to use Auslan is legally recognised.

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Improve your knowledge of Auslan (Australian sign language) and Deaf culture with our hands-on, fun and practical workshops and courses. Find out more about how you can improve your communication and relationships with Deaf people …

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National Week of Deaf People

The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is an opportunity for Deaf people to celebrate their culture, make people aware of Deaf communities and recognise their achievements. Find out how you can get involved and register your event for the next NWDP …

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Auslan Endorsement System Deaf Australia

Make sure your Auslan videos meet the linguistic and cultural needs of the Deaf community: get them endorsed by Deaf Australia. Find out what endorsement means, what the criteria is and how you could get involved in the endorsement process …

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EAF Update for Self-Employed Applicants

JobAccess has contacted Deaf Australia to let our members know that there are some changes to the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF).
These changes are only for self-employed people; not for jobseek…

Deaf Youth Australia – Logo Competition

Deaf Youth Australia invite Deaf or hard of hearing artists/designers aged 13 to 30 years, to submit original designs to be considered to be the logo of this newly formed organisation.
1. CREATE an…

Channel 7 deaf to Cochlear Implant issues – Media release

http://youtu.be/IrpxzPp12Rc
The national peak body for deafness issues, Deaf Australia, spoke out today against the biased reporting in Channel 7’s 30 minute long advertisement for the Sydney Cochl…

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