Your Support

Inclusion and accessibility to communication starts with you.

With the launch of every new lottery, Deaf Lottery has another amazing $800,000 first prize on offer. Show your support for Deaf Australians with a $2 lottery ticket for the chance to change your life and win $800,000.

Your support helps provide equal access to the Australian Deaf community through Auslan interpreters. Auslan stands for Australian Sign Language and is the language used by the Deaf community. The Deaf community use qualified Auslan interpreters to translate meaning from English to Auslan, providing access between Deaf and hearing people.

Deaf Connect & the Deaf Lottery are on a mission to provide equal access to communication and information across Australia through improving access to interpreters. We are doing this by expanding our team of interpreters, working with the government, organisations and the community to implement and advocate for the inclusion of interpreters in everyday life.

Your support to keep Deaf Australians connected changes lives.

Don’t miss the chance for it to change yours! We wish you all the very best in the draw.

Deaf Connect Chief Impact Officer, Brent Phillips says: “Our vision is to ensure Deaf and hard of hearing Australians are able to access services regardless of where they live, and benefit from our programs and projects – a wonderful example was our advocacy work with the Northern Territory Government where we secured funding to employ an interpreter in NT for the next three years, giving Deaf Territorians access to information, services and supports. We are also planning a big year of face-to-face events throughout Australia to ensure we connect with Deaf and hard of hearing Australians and deliver projects and initiatives that build the community’s capacity”.

With the Deaf Lottery being the funding arm of Deaf Connect, the funding for the establishment of the Impact team and our important work comes directly through your support of our lottery. Through your support, you are directly enabling Deaf Connect to move beyond service delivery, and take an active role in improving the lives of future generations of Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians."

Did you know that 1 in 6 Australians live with some form of hearing loss?

Deaf Connect is focused on our commitment to community, leadership, innovation and culture. Supported by the Deaf Lottery, we aim to:

  • Work with individuals and the community to understand and meet their needs.
  • Drive improvements and new opportunities aligned with our Mission and enhancing our sustainability.
  • Develop our influence and position to enhance the capacity of the Deaf community.
  • Enable organisational capability, capacity and readiness.
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Your Impact

Deaf Connect is proud to be Australia’s largest whole-of-life service provider for the Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind communities.

An example of one of our vital services is offering exceptional learning and training in Auslan interpreting and education, addressing the ever-growing demand for professionals fluent in the primary language of Deaf Australians.

Our Auslan language education programs enable the wider community to be able to communicate with the Deaf community.

In 2022, thanks to the ongoing support of Deaf Lottery, Deaf Connect was able to achieve the following:

  • 532 hours of grant funded Community Access service provision
  • The Let’s Connect roadshow travelled to 13 cities to connect with community
  • An average of 223 participants received Therapy and Family Services monthly
  • Delivered 50,799 hours of support work
  • 786 people received Auslan qualifications
  • 2,139 people in our Community Auslan classes
  • 23,891 total interpreter bookings delivered with 1,181 interpreter bookings delivered through the free seniors interpreting program