What is 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, which includes celebrating the International Week of Deaf People (IWDP) and International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) which are initiatives of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). These two events are traditionally held during September and are based on the founding date of the WFD (23 September 1951). is an opportunity for Deaf people to celebrate their communities, language, culture and history; make the public aware of their local, state and national Deaf communities; and to recognise their achievements.

It is also an opportunity for organisations involved with or wishing to be involved with the Deaf Community to build and maintain relationships with Deaf people and be recognised as an ally to the Deaf community.


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23 - 29 September 2024

Daily Themes & Events

We adopt the World Federation of the Deaf’s daily themes
for the International Week of Deaf People.

Download Logos

There are some logos available for you to download and use them to promote the wonderful event in order to celebrate our language and culture. 

Previous years' videos and work

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