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Useful links: Deaf and Disability organisations

Below are just a few of the many organisations in Victoria offering support to Deaf and Disabled people. 

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Better Hearing Australia (Victoria) is the only service in Victoria that provides free, independent and professional information and advice on managing hearing loss. We are a non-profit charity organisation funded by the state government.

Go to the Better Hearing Australia (Victoria) website.

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the national representative organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired. BCA is governed and managed by people who are blind or vision impaired, with at least 75% of employees and 100% of the board with lived experience.

Go to the Blind Citizens Australia website

Carers Victoria is the peak body in Victoria representing and advocating for family carers of people with disability, chronic or mental illness or who are frail aged.

Go to the Carers Victoria website

DARU is a statewide service established to resource the disability advocacy sector in Victoria.

Go to the DARU website.

Expression Australia is the primary source of reference, referral, advice and support for Deaf adults in Victoria. Expression Australia works collaboratively with a variety of mental health, legal and employment providers, welfare agencies and government departments. They also provide an Auslan Interpreter service.

Go to the Expression Australia website

The NDIS is the main source of government funding for services, equipment, therapies and activities nationally for eligible Deaf and Disabled people.

Go to the NDIS website

Nightlife is a new website that provides a flexible night time service for Deaf and Disabled people living in their own homes in the Southern region of Melbourne. To find out more and watch the Nightlife Promotional, go to the NDS website

SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness – through campaigning, education and research.

Go to the SANE website.

Scope is one of the largest providers of services to people with a disability in Victoria, and one of the largest not-for-profit organisations in Australia. They provide a range of services for disabled people and specialize in communication access.

Go to the Scope website.

Vision Australia offers a diverse range of services which are tailored to a person’s level of vision. Most of their services are provided free of charge.

Go to the Vision Australia (Victoria) website.