Securing the Future of Deaf Education

By playing The Deaf Lottery, you're helping to unlock the next generation of Deaf educational leaders, and continuing the development of programs and services empowering and educating the community in Auslan – Australian Sign Language.

From interpreters to educators, from remote technology to classroom teachers, your support means Deaf language, culture and history can be celebrated and sustained through community education and accredited training.

With your help, our staff have gone above and beyond to deliver vital and life-changing support to some of the most vulnerable members of our community in a year that has challenged us all mentally, physically and emotionally.

"I love teaching my students Auslan, because it allows them to communicate with Deaf people in the community and in the workplace. I am so proud to be working for Deaf Services and the Deaf Society.”

Our Education program, now available nationwide, is taught only by trained Deaf Auslan users, in order to not only deliver stronger and more authentic outcomes for our students, but to respect the Deaf community as custodians of their own language. Your support means a continuation of Deaf excellence.

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