Supporting & Connecting Deaf Australians

Your support of The Deaf Lottery allows Deaf Services and the Deaf Society to deliver our services to more areas of the country, including the Northern Territory (NT), where we proudly launched in November 2020.

After becoming aware of the increasing need for services in the NT, we announced our service expansion into the region to ensure the community had the essential support they needed.

We have been delighted to connect with the NT community and to begin delivering critical services to Deaf and hard of hearing Territorians including virtual NDIS support coordination, virtual community access and fly-in fly-out Auslan interpreting.

It’s so important that the local Deaf and hard of hearing communities are now beginning to have support wherever and whenever it’s needed.” - Debbie Kennewell, NT Service Access + Information Facilitator

Your participation in Lottery 193 allows us to continue our vital work, ensuring geography is no barrier to our programs and services.

With your help, we're supporting, connection and celebrating more Deaf Australians than ever before. Thank you.

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

Deaf Services and the Deaf Society are 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 Services and the Deaf Society is proud to be Australia’s only 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.

With your support, we can continue to train the next generation of Auslan interpreters and educators and in turn create a better and more inclusive community.

Thanks to your help, last year Deaf Services and the Deaf Society were able to provide increased services to the Deaf and hard of hearing community, including:

  • Responded to over 8,500 general information enquiries
  • Provided over 31,000 hours of support through Lifestyle Support Services
  • Hosted 156 group activities
  • 680 students completed accredited training in Auslan
  • Completed 121 translations projects and 444 translations videos
  • Gained 77 new Ageing Well clients
  • Delivered early intervention services to 343 Hear for Kids participants