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.

Click here to see our Mission and Values


National Week of Deaf People 2018 – With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!

To register for event – register here


The XVIII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf will take place in Paris, France from 23-27 July 2019. About 3000 persons from all over the world are expected to attend this exceptional event organised by the French National Federation of the Deaf.

The Congress theme, “Sign Language Rights for All” highlights that full enjoyment of linguistic rights is vital in facilitating the full inclusion of the Deaf Community within society. For more information about the event visit:


Follow the fun adventures of Sally and Possum as they explore, discover and learn about the world around them using Auslan sign language.

Each episode, Sally and Possum, together with a little help from their school children friends, use sign language to interact with deaf children as they find fun filled solutions to everyday problems.

You can watch Sally & Possum on their website and they’ll be coming soon to ABC Kids and iView.

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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