State branches work in a similar way as Deaf Australia but focus on state and local issues while Deaf Australia looks after national issues.
State branches also organise social activities.
State branches have their own constitution and make their own decisions. Deaf Australia works with and offers assistance to state branches when requested.
Individual members are the reason Deaf Australia exists. Members belong to both Deaf Australia and their state branch. Ordinary (Deaf) members can vote at both Deaf Australia and their state branch meetings.