About Deaf Australia

Deaf Australia was founded in 1986 as a not-for-profit organisation that represents all Deaf, hard of hearing people and others who are fluent and knowledgeable about Auslan. The focus has and continues to be on developing access to information and accessible communication. We work with Australian governments and collaborate with key stakeholders to make sure that Australia complies with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The UN Convention and the National Disability Strategy guides our work; we aspire to achieve equity for Deaf people across all areas of life. 

Our roadmap

Our work focuses on 4 Key Priorities:

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Key Priority #1: Auslan/Indigenous Sign Languages - recognition and promotion

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Key Priority #2: Strengthen the Voice of Deaf Australians

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Key Priority #3: Enhance the capacity of service providers to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of deaf people

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Key Priority #4: Increasing the capacity of Deaf Australia

See our current Deaf Australia constitution

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