Deaf Victoria is the peak advocacy body representing deaf and hard of hearing Victorians. We aim to ensure deaf and hard of hearing people in Victoria experience equality, opportunity and connection, and are valued for their unique contributions towards a diverse society. Deaf Victoria is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide individual advocacy support for deaf and hard of hearing Victorians. We also undertake project work in areas of systemic advocacy or capacity building to promote a more accessible mainstream community and resilient Deaf and hard of hearing communities in Victoria.
To seek support on advocacy related matters, such as disparity of access provided in healthcare due to interpreter provision, reasonable adjustments, or discrimination as a result of your hearing loss, please contact our Individual Advocacy Officer.
Please note, Deaf Victoria does not sell or recommend hearing aids or assistive devices nor do we provide Auslan Interpreting, training or workplace support services. Please refer to Expression Australia below:
Expression Australia (The Victorian and Tasmanian Deaf Society) is the largest not for profit service provider in Victoria/ Tasmania.
Deaf and hard of hearing people have the knowledge and skills to advocate for the things that are important to them, and a network of peer advocates to support self-determination.
The boarder community responds to the needs and aspirations of deaf and hard of hearing people through the provision of equitable opportunities for engagement.
Work in partnership to identify and address systemic barriers in the areas of health and wellbeing, access to interpreting and access to education.