Auslan Day

Deaf Australia in conjunction with the Deaf community celebrate Auslan Day on the 13th of April of every year.

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The Awards are given once a year based on nominations of Deaf people living anywhere around Australia. The Awards celebrate Deaf individuals’ dedication, services and contributions (either paid or voluntary) to the Australian Deaf community.

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Dot Shaw Competition

This writer’s competition is in memory of Dot Shaw, one of the original founders of the Australian Association of the Deaf (now Deaf Australia).

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National Week of Deaf People

The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is a week-long national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Australian Deaf community. This coincides with the International Week of Deaf people (IWDP) and also celebrates International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) which are initiatives of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD).

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The Colin Allen AM Lecture

The Colin Allen AM Lecture is hosted by Deaf Australia on an annual basis. The theme of the lecture must align with Colin’s passions and commitment to chosen causes.

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External Events

We promote external events hosted by other organisations that are Deaf-based, such as the Flow Festival or Expression Australia’s Family Day Out (the recent event held at the Abbotsford Convent).

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