Your support makes a difference
Deaf Lottery is the fundraising program of Deaf Connect, Australia’s largest whole-of-life service provider for Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind Australians.
Deaf Connect is the new name for Deaf Services and the Deaf Society - Australia’s largest provider of whole of life services to the Deaf community.
We stand with the Deaf community, building capacity and influencing social change.
We are an NDIS registered service provider, a nationally recognised provider of in-home care for seniors, and a registered training organisation for accredited training in Auslan.
Your support allows us to continue to grow, innovate and deliver a greater range of services and programs where they are needed most.
Deaf Connect works with all Australians to create a more inclusive, accessible and equitable community through information, advocacy and education.
How your support helps
For over 30 years, Deaf Lottery supporters have provided much needed funds for Deaf Connect to deliver life-changing programs to Deaf Australians when and where they’re needed. As the fundraising arm of Deaf Connect, Deaf Lottery has delivered life-changing programs to Deaf Australians and has allowed us to reach more of the Deaf community than ever before. Our 2021 rebrand to change our name from Deaf Services and the Deaf Society to Deaf Connect means your support goes even further – with more services and programs available to the community nationally including a focus on advocacy and providing a bigger impact and positive outcomes for the Deaf community Australia wide.
Delivering Auslan Anywhere
Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is the primary language of the Deaf community. Without access to Auslan, many can face isolation and disconnection.
Your support helps Deaf Connect deliver Auslan programs all around the country, connecting Deaf Australians in regional and rural locations, delivering positive and empowering results to people in all corners of our country.
Whole of Life Support
When you support Deaf Lottery, you’re also supporting Deaf Australians of all ages, from newborns to seniors.
This support begins with our services for children - providing family-led early intervention for families of children born with hearing loss, offering language and therapy support.
We also deliver the only Australian aged care program with support services in Auslan – in 2021, through your support we were able to expand the reach of this program to South Australia with more areas to come in the future. Deaf Connect’s services for seniors allows Deaf seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible, and to live happy, meaningful and independent lives.
Connecting Deaf Australians to their dreams
Deaf Connect awards regular Deaf Lottery Grants and sponsorships to Deaf Australians to realise their dreams, from the everyday to the extraordinary.
By buying a ticket in Deaf Lottery, you’re empowering amazing Deaf Aussies like Ceilidh O’Sullivan, who built a school for Deaf children in Africa, and Elliot Miller, who built an award-winning training app to assist people with newly-installed cochlear implants.
A snapshot from last year
In 2021, thanks to the ongoing support of Deaf Lottery, Deaf Connect was able to achieve the following:
- Responded to over 11,393 general information enquiries
- Provided over 47,126 hours of support through the work of our support workers
- Hosted 212 group activities with over 1300 people attending
- 881 students completed accredited training in Auslan
- Delivered 37,255 hours of interpreting, including providing interpreters for over 1,000 COVID-19 press conferences
- Delivered 340 hours weekly individual supports to our Deaf Seniors
- Delivered early intervention services to 374 children
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