Organisations & Services

Click on the categories below to find useful links to other organisations working with or for Deaf people:


Victorian D/deaf services

*Please note all underlined services are supported by Vicdeaf. 

Arts Services

Arts Access Victoria

Deaf Arts Network (Arts Access Victoria)

iAuslan Melbourne

Sign Language Video Productions

 

Audiology Services

Australian Tinnitus Association (VIC) Ltd

Better Health Channel

Better Hearing Victoria

Cochlear Implant Clinic (Royal Eye & Ear Hospital)

Hearservice

 

Auslan (Sign Language) Classes & Interpreting Organisations

Auslan (Sign Language) Classes

Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association Victoria (ASLIA VIC)

Key Word Sign Victoria

NMIT - Auslan Certificate II & III

Sign Language Communications (SLC VIC)

 

Community & Client Services

Auslan Cooking Classes

Hearing Awareness Training (hearservice)

Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Awareness & Auslan Training

Deaf Children Australia

John Pierce Centre

Vicdeaf Client Services

 

Educational Services

NMIT - Auslan Certificate II & III

Victorian Deaf Education Institute

 

Employment Services

Senswide Employment

WorkingOUT (LGBTI Job Support)

 

Peak Lobbying Bodies

Able Australia (Formerly the Deafblind Association)

deafaccess Victoria

Deaf Professionals Network

Deaf Victoria

Department of Human Services (Victoria)

Deaf Youth Victoria

Victorian Auslan Training Consortium (VATC)

 

Specialist Skills Register (VIC Deaf Professionals Only)

Please click here to see a full list of VIC Deaf Professionals and their services
 

Sports Organisations

Deaf Golf Victoria

Deaf Sports Recreation Victoria

Deaf Sports Australia

Melbourne City Deaf Basketball

Melbourne Deaf Cricket Club

 

Technology & Product Services

Hearservice

Vicdeaf (Smoke alarm subsidy & Baby Cry Alarm Borrowing Scheme)

 Back to top


 

Victorian Education Services

Early Intervention Services

Aurora School

Early Education Program for Hearing Impaired Children

Taralye

 

Parent Advisor for the Hearing Impaired

Loddon Mallee Region Email: jenny.burghardt@dhs.vic.gov.au

Northern Metropolitan Region: Dianella Community Health Inc.Email: dianne.hartley@dianella.org.au

 

Department of Education & Early Childhood, Specialist Children's Services Team Intake Teams

Barwon South Region: Geelong: 1800 354 605, Warrnambool: (03) 5561 9444

Eastern Metropolitan Region: 1300 662 655

Gippsland Region: 1800 783 783

Grampians Region: (03) 5330 8613 

Hume Region: 1800 783 783

Southern Metropolitan Region: 1800 783 783 or 1300 720 151

Western Metropolitan Region: 1800 783 783

 

Pre-School Programs/Early Education Programs

Aurora School

Ballarat Deaf Facility

Furlong Park School for Deaf Children

Taralye

 

State Primary Schools (only)

Aurora School

Furlong Park School for Deaf Children

 

Metropolitan Facilities in State Primary Schools 

Brighton Primary School

Eastwood Primary School

Mount View Primary School

Pearcedale Primary School

Rosanna Golf Links Primary School

St Albans East Primary School

Willmott Park Primary School

 

Country Facility in State Primary Schools 

Shepparton - Guthrie St Primary School

 

Metropolitan Facilities in State Secondary Colleges

Charles La Trobe College

Forest Hill College

Mount Erin College

Sunshine College

 

Country Facilities in State Secondary Colleges 

Shepparton High School

Catholic College Wodonga: Email: ccw@ccw.vic.edu.au

 

Prep - Year 12 State Schools

Victorian College for the Deaf

 

State Facilities in Prep - Year 12 Schools

 Ballarat

 Bendigo

 Grovedale

 Traralgon

 

Facilities in Independent Schools

Methodist Ladies College

Yarra Valley Grammar

 

Catholic School

St Mary's College for Hearing Impaired Students

 

State Visiting Teachers

Barwon South Western Region

Eastern Metropolitan Region

Gippsland Region

Grampians Region

Hume Region. Email: hume.region@edumail.vic.gov.au

Loddon Mallee Region

Northern Metropolitan Region

Southern Metropolitan Region

Western Metropolitan Region

 

Catholic Education Services 

Ballarat: (03) 5337 7135

Sandhurst: (03) 5443 2377 

Sale: (03) 5622 6600

 

Student Services in Catholic Education

James Goold House, East Melbourne: (03) 9267 0228

Western Regional Office, Hoppers Crossing: (03) 9748 0844

Northern Regional Office, West Melbourne: (03) 9329 8800

Eastern Regional Office, Croydon: (03) 9724 0200 

Southern Regional Office, Moorabbin: (03) 9532 1922

 

Tertiary Education Assistance Services

ACE Disability Network

deafConnectED (formerly the Centre of Excellence for Deaf and hard of hearing students)

Disability Standards in Education

Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) 

 

Australian Tertiary Institutions

Latrobe University - National Institute of Deaf Studies and Sign Language

Griffith University

Macquarie University - Postgraduate Diploma of Auslan - English Interpreting

Macquarie University - Sign Language Linguistics Group

NMIT - Centre for Excellence for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

RMIT University - Department of Global & Language Studies

The University of Melbourne

Back to top


Victorian Deaf Clubs and Groups

Vicdeaf supports many Deaf clubs and social groups throughout Victoria. Some of these clubs and groups are self-managed and are attended by members. Some clubs are governed by a formal committee, whilst others are run by a single coordinator.

Many of the clubs and groups hold social activities such as ‘Auslan Chat’, a variety of theme nights and functions for Deaf and hard of hearing people and their families, meetings to discuss clubs activities and sometimes organise weekend trips.

Some clubs and groups meet at designated halls and community centres, whilst others meet at coffee shops or local pubs. To check out the different activities below to find your nearest club or group or have a look at our events page.

Albury/Wodonga Deaf Support Group

When: First Friday of each month.

Where: Banksia 1 Room, Albury Commercial Club, 618 Dean Street, Albury, NSW.

Auslan Book Club VIC

This book club is for bookworms with a significant level of Auslan Fluency. All get togethers will be conducted using Auslan (Australian Sign Language) (no interpreters provided). 
Deaf people, non deaf people and interpreters are welcome. Information regarding meeting dates, venue and which book we will be reading each month will be pasted on this Facebook page: Auslan Book Club VIC.

Bendigo Deaf Gathering

When: Last Saturday of each month.

Where: The Coffee Club Cafe, Queen St, Bendigo, VIC.

Casey Deaf Club   

When: Meet on the third Friday of each month. 

Where: Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, Oak Avenue, Doveton, VIC.

Email: glendonald25@hotmail.com or fax: 03 5996 9945

Geelong Deaf Social Group

When: Meet every second Tuesday (midday) of each month

Where: Manifold Heights Baptist Church, Corner Volum St & Shannon Ave, Manifold Heights VIC. 

Secretary: Valmai Claxton. Email: gdsg40@gmail.com

Gippsland Deaf Regional Centre

Where: Cargo Lounge & Supper Club, 136-138 Franklin Street, Traralgon. Families and children are very welcome - Children must be supervised.

Enquiries: Email Jessica Payne jessiep@dcsi.net.au

Maffra Auslan Chat Group

When: Weekly on Thursdays 1-2pm. Gold coin donation.
Where: Maffra Community House Inc, 48 Kent Street, Maffra, VIC.
Enquiries: maffrach@wideband.net.au

Mildura District Deaf Club

When: We meet once a month for a social outing.
 Contact us for more details.
Secretary: Jan Fletcher. Email: milduradeaf@gmail.com

Pankina Deaf Seniors Group

When: Every second Monday, 10.30 am - 3.00 pm.
Where: John Pierce Centre, 25-35 High Street, Prahran.
Admission $4.00. Morning and afternoon teas provided. All welcome.
Enquiries: Cheryl Clark, TTY & Fax 03 9078 2600, Email cheryl.clarke.49@gmail.com

Sale Auslan Chat Group

When: Every Thursday 11am, except for School Holidays. 
Where: Triple F Cafe Raymond Street Sale, VIC.
All welcome. Please contact daV Gippsland for details and to confirm.  Enquiries: Ph & TTY (03) 5143 1537, SMS/Mobile 0448 866 331. Email: gippsland@vicdeaf.com.au

Seaford Deaf Gathering Club

When: Every second Friday of every month, 6pm-late. Except March due to long weekend.
Where: 39 Milne Avenue, Seaford, VIC. Enquiries: Email Graeme Nixon at  greamenixon@yahoo.com.au

Shepparton Deaf Group

When: Second Friday of each month. 
Please see Vicdeaf's list of events to find out the next upcoming event with us. 

Sounds Unlimited Group

Run by hearservice, Sounds Unlimited is a group for adults with hearing loss. It encourages people to gather, socialise, and discuss pertinent issues around advocacy, technology, services, communication experiences and attitudes. It provides a source of information and opportunities for idea-sharing for the hard-of-hearing community on a casual, ongoing basis through meetings every second month at Vicdeaf in East Melbourne. Click here to find out more.

Victorian Deaf Angling Club

Dominic & Helen Ziccone: ziccone7@bigpond.net.au

Victorian Deaf Senior Citizens Club

Meet every second Thursday, 9.30 till 2.30 pm.
Where: JML Centre, Vicdeaf. Level 3, 340 Albert Street East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Secretary: Cheryl Rankine 

Werribee Deaf Social Club

Come join us for our end of the month social nights, held at the Bridge Hotel. WDSC has reserved a big room with pool tables and a TV to watch the footy. Meals are available at bar prices. Friends are also welcome to join - hope to see you there!
Where: 197 Watton Street, Werribee, Victoria 3030
Click here to see the next upcoming social night or contact us at: werribeedeafclub@gmail.com

Western Deaf Coffee Group

Where: Baby Black Espresso Bar, 10 Church St, Bacchus Marsh VIC (next to KFC).
Enquiries: Pat Burchat, SMS 0428 592 020.

If you would like your group listed on this page, please Contact Us. 

Back to top


 

Other state D/deaf services

ACT

ACT Deafness Resource Centre

Canberra Deaf Club

Canberra Deaf Kids

 

NSW

Australian Tinnitus Association (NSW) Ltd

Deaf Australia (NSW)

Deaf Society of New South Wales

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

 

QLD

Deaf Cricket QLD

Deaf Services Queensland

Deaf Sports & Recreation QLD (DSRQ) 

 

SA

Deaf CanDo

CanDo4kids

 

TAS

Tasdeaf - Tasmanian Deaf Society Inc Australia

 

WA

Better Hearing Australia WA

WA Deaf Society Inc

West Australian Deaf Arts

Back to top


National D/deaf Services

Arts Services

Auslan Stage Left

Auslan StoryBooks

Australian Theatre of the Deaf

Deaf Cinema Club

 

Audiology Services

Acoustic Neuroma Association Australia

Australian Hearing

Better Hearing Australia

Cochlear

EarInfoNet

Hearing Health

Hear It

Look After Kids Ears

Meniere's Australia

 

Captioning Services

Access Innovation Media

The Captioning Studio

Caption It

Media Access Australia

Captioned Movies Listings

Red Bee Media Australia

 

Fundraising Organisations

Deafness Foundation

Conexu Foundation

 

Information & Services

Auslan Matters

Aussie Deaf Kids

Deaf Children Australia

Hear For You Youth Mentoring

Hearing HQ

Parent Council for Deaf Education

SHHH Australia Inc

 

Peak Lobbying Bodies

Deaf Youth Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia

Deaf Australia Inc (formerly the Australian Association of the Deaf, AAD) 

Australian Federation of Deaf Societies

Australian Deaf Blind Council

 

Sports

Australia Deaf Games

Deaf Basketball Australia

Deaf Cricket Australia

Deaf Golf Australia

Deaf Netball Australia

Deaf Sports Australia

 

Telephone and Video Relay Services

Australian Communication Exchange

Conexu

National Relay Service (NRS)

 

Other Services

Deaf Poker Australia

Deaf Lonely Planet

Loud Shirt Day

Hearing Awareness Week

Back to top


 

International D/deaf services

International Tertiary Institutions

California State University – Northridge, USA

Gallaudet University, USA

National Technical Institute for the Deaf – Rochester Institute of Technology, USA 

Bristol University UK – Centre for Deaf Studies, UK

 

International Services & Organisations

Action on Hearing Loss (Formerly RNID, Royal National Institute for the Deaf, UK)

American Society for Deaf Children, USA

American Sign Language Browser, USA

Auslan on Tour, AUS

British Deaf Association, UK

Canadian Association of the Deaf, CA 

Clin d'Oeil, FR

Deaffest, UK

Deaflympics (Formerly World Deaf Games)

Deaf Action (UK)

Deaf Cultural Centre – Birmingham, UK

Deaf Culture Centre – Toronto, Canada

Deaf Pride

Deaf Resource Library

Deaf Village Ireland, IR

Deaf World Sign

(The) European Union of the Deaf, EU

Frontrunners 8 (DK)

Hands on Travel

International Committee of Sports for the Deaf

International Federation of Hard of Hearing People

International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People

Irish Deaf Society, IR

(The) Limping Chicken, UK

National Association of the Deaf (USA) 

Royal Association for Deaf People (UK)

Passages Deaf Travel

That Deaf Guy - Matt Daigle, USA

World Federation of the Deaf

World Federationa of the Deaf Youth Section

World Recreation Association for Deaf People

Back to top


Australian Sign Language Interpreter and Training Organisations

Back to top


 

D/deaf Film Organisations

Australian Deaf Short Film Festival

BSL Zone                          

Deaf TV (AUS)

Deaf TV Channel (US)

Deaflinx (US)                 

H3 (International)

Turquoise Australia

Back to top


 

Legal Services

Disability Organisations

Department of Human Services (Disability Services)

DisabilityCare Australia

Divine Community for People with Disability

Office of the Public Advocate

Disability Services Commissioner

Youth Disability Rights Hub

 

Government Services

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian Hearing

Centrelink

deafConnectEd

National Council on Aging

National Disability Insurance Scheme

Office of Hearing Services

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA)

Job Access (An Australian Government Initiative)

 

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity, Disability Discrimination

Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (Victoria)

Disabilility Discrimination Act

Disability Discrimination Legal Service (VIC)

GLBT Disability Support Services

Financial Service Ombudsman (For Sarah's story, please click here to watch) 

Back to top