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)
 
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)

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 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

 

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Victorian Deaf Clubs & 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. 

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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

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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

 

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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


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Australian Sign Language Interpreter & Training Organisations

Auslan Services
Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association (ASLIA)
Australian Institute of Translators and Interpreters
Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association (Victoria)
Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association National
Echo Interpreting
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
National Auslan Interpreter Booking & Payment Service (NABS)
National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centres (US)
NMIT - Certified Auslan Courses
RMIT - Diploma of Interpreting
Sign Video: BSL Video Interpreting

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Deaf Film Organisations 

Australian Deaf Short Film Festival
BSL Zone                          
Deaf TV (AUS)
Deaf TV Channel (US)
Deaflinx (US)                 
H3 (International)
Turquoise Australia

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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) 

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