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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Latest News from the Outlook Blog

Deaf woman named Young Australian of the Year

Deaf Australia is very proud to congratulate WA deaf woman Drisana Levitzke-Gray on being named Young Australian of the Year for 2015 at the awards ceremony in Canberra yesterday.
Ms Levitzke-Gray,…

Christmas greetings and a special announcement

The Board and Staff of Deaf Australia wish you a happy and festive season.
Our sincere thanks to members of the deaf community, volunteers, service providers, families of deaf children, professiona…

Deaf Australia Celebrated International Day for People with Disability

Yesterday, Deaf Australia celebrated all people who live with disability, as well as celebrating their families and carers. Deaf Australia takes particular interest in deaf and hard of hearing peopl…

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