Fair Go Award

The Fair Go Award is open to all organisations operating in Australia and is in recognition of exceptional efforts in giving Deaf people a fair go. Fair go is very much part of Australian culture.

Fair go: a chance, an adequate opportunity. Often used to describe a fair and reasonable course of action

How to enter

Organisations are nominated in recognition of exceptional efforts in giving Deaf people a fair go. Nominees can be nominated for their efforts in any field, e.g. education, service provision, health, telecommunications, employment etc. Some examples of reasons for nominating an organisation could be but are not limited to:

  • Provides appropriate and high quality support for Deaf people to ensure equal access to education
  • Affirmative action enabling Deaf people to participate in employment on a level playing field
  • Provides high quality services enabling Deaf people to participate in community and society
  • Provides programs to increase options and opportunities for Deaf people
  • Provides appropriate services/support to enable Deaf people to equitably access a product or service Provides a high level of access to technology for Deaf people

Nominations may be made by

Any person who is an Ordinary member of Deaf Australia. Any Organisation which is an Ordinary Corporate member of Deaf Australia.

Awards Guidelines & Nomination Forms

Nominations for the 2019 awards close at 12 midnight on 31 August 2019. 

Download the Fair Go Award Guidelines (PDF 280KB)

Fair Go Award 2019

    Please indicate which state or states the organisation operates in (you may select more than one)
  • Please explain what the organisation does to give Deaf people a fair go.
  • You must be an ordinary member of Deaf Australia or a representative of an ordinary corporate member of Deaf Australia.
  • Enter this only if you are representing a national ordinary corporate member or state branch of Deaf Australia.
  • This is used to verify information
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.