About Deafblindness

Directory of Deafblind Services

 

Advocacy and information

 

Aussie Deaf Kids

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

SMS:

 

www.aussiedeafkids.org.au

info@aussiedeafkids.org.au

02 6684 2571

0419 495 032

Blind Citizens AustraliaWebsite:

Email:

Toll free:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

www.bca.org.au

bca@bca.org.au

1800 033 660

(03) 9654 1400

(03) 9650 3200

(03) 9639 1728

 

Deaf Australia Inc.Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

www.deafau.org.au

info@deafau.org.au

(07) 3357 8266

(07) 3357 8377

(07) 3357 8277

 

Deafblind Australia (formerly Australian Deafblind Council)

 

Website:

Email:

www.deafblind.org.au

info@deafblind.org.au

 

 

Deafblind Association (NSW)

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

www.dbansw.org.au

dba@dbansw.org.au

(02) 9744 0160

(02) 9744 0171

(02) 9744 0160

 

Deafblind Victorians (Vic)Website:

Email:

https://deafblindadvocacy.wordpress.com/

deafblindadvocacy@gmail.com

 

 

Deafblind West AustraliansWebsite:

Email:

www.dbwa.org.au

info@dbwa.org.au

 

Deafness Forum

 

Website:

Email:

http://www.deafnessforum.org.au

Contact via website

 

Retina Australia

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

www.retinaaustralia.com.au

Contact via website

1800 999 870

 

Usher Kids AustraliaWebsite:

Email:

 

https://www.usherkidsaustralia.com/

Contact via website

Weat Australian Foundation for Deaf ChildrenWebsite:

Email:

Phone:

Fax:

 

https://wafdc.org.au/

admin@wafdc.org.au

(08) 9385 3557

(08) 9385 3845

 

Services

 

National

 

Able Australia

(Vic, SA, Qld – Deafblind Services)

(Vic, Tas, ACT – Disability Services)

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

TTY:

Fax:

www.ableaustralia.org.au

info@ableaustralia.org.au

1300 225 369

(03) 9882 6786

(03) 9882 9210

Australian Hearing

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

www.hearing.com.au

Submit queries via website

1300 412 512

 

Australian Lions Hearing DogsWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

 

https://hearingdogs.asn.au/

ceo@lionshearingdogs.com.au

(08) 8388-7836

Better Hearing AustraliaWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

www.betterhearingaustralia.org.au

national@betterhearing.org.au

1300 242 842

 

Deaf Children Australia

 

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Tel (toll free)

 

www.deafchildrenaustralia.org.au

helpline@deafchildren.org.au

(03) 9539 5300

DCA Helpline: 1800 645 916

 

Guide Dogs AustraliaWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

www.guidedogsaustralia.com

info@guidedogs.asn.au

Toll free: 1800 484 333

 

Independent Living Centres AustraliaWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

www.ilcaustralia.org

See website for State emails

1300 885 886

National Relay Service

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

TTY:

Fax:

SMS:

www.relayservice.com.au

helpdesk@relayservice.com.au

Toll free: 1800 555 660

1800 555 630

1800 555 690 (freefax)

04160 01350

Royal Society for the Blind

(South Australia/ ACT/ NSW)

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Tel: Aged Care Hotline

Fax:

www.rsb.org.au

Contact via website

(08) 8223 6222

1300 944 306 – Aged Care Hotline

(08) 8223 7836

Seeing Eye Dogs Australia

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

www.seda.org.au

info@seda.org.au

1300 847 466

 

Vision Australia

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.visionaustralia.org

info@visionaustralia.org

1300 847 466

1300 847 329

 

 

Australian Capital Territory

 

ACT Deafness Resource Centre

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.actdrc.org.au

enquiries@actdrc.org.au

(02) 6287 4393

(02) 6287 4395

(02) 6287 4394

 

Better Hearing Australia, Canberra Group

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

www.canberra.betterhearingaustralia.org.au

canberra@betterhearing.org.au

(02) 6251 4713

Blind Citizens Australia (ACT Branch)

 

 

Email:

Tel:

 

canblind@tpg.com.au

(02) 6254 3910

Canberra Blind Society Inc

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.canberrablindsociety.org.au

canblind@tpg.com.au

(02) 6247 4580

(02) 6247 2927

Canberra Deaf Club

 

 

Website:

Email:

Fax

TTY:

SMS:

www.canberradeafclub.org.au

Submit enquiry online

(02) 6287 4395

(02) 6287 4394

0424 995 720

 

New South Wales

Association of Blind Citizens of NSW Inc.

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.asnblind-nsw.org.au

admin@asnblind-nsw.org.au

(02) 9744 1516

(02) 9744 1575

Catholic Centre for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People

 

 

Website:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

www.ephpheta.org.au

(02) 9708 1396

(02) 9709 5638

(02) 9708 6904

Deaf Club Sydney

 

 

Website:

Email:

 

 

www.betterhearingaustralia.org.au

Submit enquiry via website

Deaf Counselling Services

 

Website:

Email:

SMS:

www.deaf.com.au

robertnock@deaf.com.au

04144 54055

 

Deaf Society of NSW

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

MSN:

OoVoO:

Skype:

www.deafsocietynsw.org.a

info@deafsociety.com

(02) 8833 3600

(02) 8833 3699

(02) 8833 3691

info@deafsociety.com

deafsocietyofnsw

deafsocietyodnsw

Forsight Australia

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.forsight.org.au

contactus@forsight.org.au

(02) 8892 1000

(02) 8892 1099

 

Matilda Rose Centre (Deaf with additional needs including deafblindness)

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.ridbc.org.au/mrc

maree.rennie@ridbc.org.au

(02) 9369 1423

(02) 9386 5935

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

 

www.ridbc.org.au

info@ridbc.org.au

(02) 9871 1233 (TTY/V)

(02) 9871 2196

Hearing Matters Australia

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

 

www.hearing mattersaustralia.org

Contact via website

(02) 9144 7586

(02) 9144 3936

 

 

Northern Territory

DeafNT

 

 

 Website:

Email:

Tel / fax:

TTY:

SMS:

MSN:

OoVoO:

 

www.deafnt.webs.com

deafnt@bigpond.net.au

(08) 8945 2016

(08) 8945 1880

0429 452 016

deafnt@hotmail.com

deafnt

Carpentaria Disability Services

 

 

 Website:

Email:

Tel:

 

www.carpentariadisabilityservices.org

info@carpentaria.org.au

(08) 945 4977

 

Queensland

Deaf Services Queensland

 

 

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

www.deafservicesqld.org.au

dsq@deafsq.org.au

(07) 3892 8500

(07) 3892 8511

(07) 3892 8501

 

Link VisionWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

 

www.linkvision.org.au

office@linkvision.org.au

07 3846 1258

07 3846 2085

 

Narbethong State Special SchoolWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

https://narbethongspecs.eq.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx

office@narbethongspecs.eq.edu.au

(07) 3823 0777

(07) 3823 0700

 

Queensland Blind Association Inc.Website:

Email:

Tel (toll free):

Tel:

Fax:

 

 www.qba.asn.au

qba@qba.asn.au

1800 753 253

(07) 3848 8888

(07) 3848 6989

 

South Australia

Blind Welfare Association of SA Inc.

 

 

Website:

Tel:

Fax:

 

www.blindwelfare.org.au

(08) 8367 6088

(08) 8369 0063

Can:Do 4Kids

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.cando4kids.com.au

info@cando4kids.com.au

(08) 8298 0900

(08) 8377 1933

 

Deaf Can:Do

(Formerly Royal South Australian Deaf Society)

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

 

www.deafcando.com.au

info@deafcando.com.au

(08) 8223 3355

(08) 8232 2217

(08) 8223 6350

Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

 

www.kilparrin.sa.edu.au

kilparrin@kilparrin.sa.edu.au

(08) 8277 5999

(08) 8277 5800

Lions Low Vision Clinic

 

 

Website:

 

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

 

www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/services

(search Low Vision Clinic)

llvc@dhhs.tas.gov.au

(03) 6222 8310

(03) 6222 6662

St Giles

 

 

Website:

Tel:

Fax:

 

www.stgiles.org.au

(03) 6345 7333

(03) 6345 7373

 

 

 

Tasmania

TasDeaf

(Tasmanian Deaf Society Inc)

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.tasdeaf.org.au

info@tasdeaf.org.au

(03) 6231 6501

(03) 6234 7049

 

Victoria

Aurora School

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.auroraschool.vic.edu.au

auorasch@edumail.vic.gov.au

(03) 8878 9878

(03) 8878 9800

(03) 8878 9897

Expression Australia (formerly VicDeaf)Website:

Email:

Tel:

TTY:

Fax:

SMS / facetime:

www.expression.com.au

info@expression.com.au

(03) 9473 1111

(03) 9473 1199

(03) 9473 1122

0402 217 586

 

Toll free for country callers

TTY: 1300 780 235

PH:  1300 780 225

 

 

Western Australia

Access Plus WA Deaf  (formerly WA Deaf Society)

 

Website:

Email:

TTY:

www.accessplus.org.au

enquiry@accessplus.org.au

(08) 9441 2655

 

Senses Australia

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

 

www.senses.org.au

admin@senses.org.au

(08) 9473 5400

(08) 9473 5499

(08) 9473 5488

VisAbility

 

 

 

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.visability.com.au

info@visability.com.au

(08) 9311 8202

(08) 9361 8696

Toll free

1800 847 466 or 1800 VISION

 

WA Department of Education. Deafblind Education TeamWebsite:

 

Tel:

Fax:

SMS:

http://det.wa.edu.au/ssen/detcms/navigation/school-of-special-educational-needs–sensory/

9402 6352

9402 6141

0420 304 293

 

Auslan interpreting and note taking services

 

Auslan ConnectionsWebsite:

Email:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tel:

 

http://auslanconnections.com.au/

vic@auslanconnections.com.au

qld@auslanconnections.com.au

tas@auslanconnections.com.au

nsw@auslanconnections.com.au

sa@auslanconnections.com.au

nt@auslanconnections.com.au

wa@auslanconnections.com.au

1300 010 877

Auslan ServicesWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

SMS:

 

https://www.auslanservices.com/

admin@auslanservices.com

1300 287 526

03 9439 1983

0409 143 980

National Auslan Interpreter Booking Service (NABS) (Medical interpreting only)Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

SMS:

 

https://www.nabs.org.au/

bookings@nabs.org.au

1800 246 945

1800 246 914

1800 246 948

0427 671 261

 

Oncall Interpreters and translator sWebsite:

 

 

https://oncallinterpreters.com.au/auslan-interpreting-services/

 

Vital Interpreting Personnel (WA only)

 

 

Website:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.vitalinfo.com.au

auslan@vitalinfo.com.au

(08) 9499 4671

(08) 9414 5822

 

 

Equipment suppliers

 

Please note, many organisations who provide specialist services to people with vision and / or hearing impairments also sell equipment, so please also check the websites of the services listed above or ask about aids and equipment when you are speaking with these services.

 

Vision aids and equipment

 

HumanwareWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.humanware.com/en-australia

au.sales@humanware.com

(02) 9686 2600

(02) 9686 2855

 

Optek SystemsWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.opteksystems.com.au

opteksystems@bigpond.com

(02) 9680 0600

(02) 9880 0611

 

Pacific VisionWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.lowvision.com.au

office@pacificvision.com.au

1800 756 849

QuantumWebsite:

 

https://www.quantumrlv.com.au/

See website for dealers in each State

 

 

 

Hearing aids and equipment

 

Cleara SoundWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

TTY:

www.clearasound.com

sales@clearasound.com.au

(02) 9481 9750

(02) 9484 7263

 

Connect HearingWebsite:

Tel:

 

www.connecthearing.com.au

1300 362 231

 

Homewatch Security ServicesWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.homewatchsecurity.com.au

info@homewatchsecurity.com.au

(07) 3801 4190

0411 380 141

 

Oricom InternationalWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.oricom.com.au

support@oricom.com.au

1300 889 785 OR (02) 4574 8888

(02) 4574 8898

 

Phoenix Hearing InstrumentsWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.phoenixhearing.com.au

bjc@phoenixhearing.com.au

(07) 3852 4622

(07) 3852 4633

 

Printacall Communications TechnologyWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

 
Watchdog AlarmsWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

 

www.watchdogalarms.com.au

sales@watchdogalarms.com.au

1300 123 400

Word of mouth technologyWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

TTY:

 

www.wom.com.au

info@wom.com.au

(03) 9723 0660

(03) 9723 9305

(03) 9761 0660

 

Other aids and equipment

 

Technical solutionsWebsite:

Email:

Tel:

Fax:

www.tecsol.com.au

inquire@tecsol.com.au

(03) 9737 9000

(03) 9737 9111

 

 

International

Deafblind InternationalWebsite:

 

https://www.deafblindinternational.org/

 

Helen Keller National Centre

 

Website:

Email:

https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc

hkncinfo@hknc.org

 

Perkins InternationalWebsite:

Email:

 

http://www.perkins.org

info@perkins.org

Sense UKWebsite:

Email:

 

https://www.sense.org.uk/

info@sense.org.uk

 

Deafblind UKWebsite:

Email:

https://deafblind.org.uk/

info@deafblind.org.uk

 

Sense ScotlandWebsite:

Email:

 

www.sensescotland.org.uk

touchbase@sensescotland.org.uk

 

World Federation of DeafblindWebsite:

Email:

 

http://www.wfdb.or

ggeir.jensen@fndb.no