Deaf Youth Victoria

Deaf Youth Victoria

Deaf Youth Victoria (DYV) is run by a group of Deaf Youth that are committed to providing activities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth in Victoria. They run workshops and camps as well as educational activities. Deaf Youth Victoria would like to know what YOU want from this youth group! Contact them on: or, or check them out on Facebook!

Meet the crew


My name is Tahlia Barry and I am 19 years of age. I am a Criminology Student at Deakin and I also work as a Youth Support Worker at Deaf Children Australia. I joined Deaf Youth Victoria in early 2016 and I’m also a secretary. I am looking forward to see this organisation going to places!!

My name is Bethany Hooimeyer and I am 20 years old. I am profoundly deaf. I have a Certificate 3 in Child Education and I absolutely love working with deaf children. At the start of 2016, I joined Deaf Youth Victoria and I am enjoying helping and supporting Deaf Youth. I look forward to meeting you all!

My name is Julia Murphy and I am 25 years old. I am a Primary School teacher in a bilingual school. I love travelling and I am an avid Carlton supporter. I have been with DYV since 2013. I love working with young Deaf people and working towards a better network for our youths.

My name is Emily Addicoat and I am 20 years of age. I am studying Youth Work and I currently work as a mentor. I am excited about my upcoming trip to Japan. I joined DYV earlier this year and I am looking forward to the many upcoming events!

My name is Matthew Norman and I am a Youth Worker working for several organisations in Melbourne. I love to watch various movies but I really enjoy Starwats – I can’t wait to watch the new one. My hobbies are playing Pokemon or Gameboy, going to the beach, travelling the world and meeting friends, new and old. I was a chef for 6 years and I enjoy experimenting with food, trying different cuisines and discovering cool, hidden places for food. I am also a coffee lover.

My name is Ian Cleasby and I am 18 years old. I am currently in year 12 and I am also originally from Adelaide, South Australia. I also love Spiderman and any character from Marvel. See you around.

Recent Events

Camp 20-22 February 2015

Learning to Drive workshop
Recently we organised a workshop for youths aged 18 and below. The workshop was about Learners and P1 and P2 licence. We had a fully qualified deaf driving Instructor; Walid Masri, come in to present. He told us the rules, what to expect and what to do while on the roads. We had a total of 7 youths come. It was our first event this year and we had  fantastic feedback and are hoping to use this for our next event to have more people attend. This workshop was a total hit for the youth and they now know who to contact if they need a deaf driving instructor!