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Inclusion and access to communication starts with you!

This is your opportunity to support Deaf Australians, with a $2 lottery ticket and a chance to win $800,000 to spend however you choose!

Deaf Connect and the Deaf Lottery are on a mission to provide equal access to communication and information across Australia through improving access to interpreters, services and community education. We are doing this by expanding our team of interpreters, working with the government, organisations and the community to implement and advocate for the inclusion of interpreters in everyday life.

Your support helps provide equal access to the Australian Deaf community through Auslan interpreters, support services and community engagement initiatives.

In 2022, Deaf Connect delivered 23,891 hours of interpreting. The role of interpreters exists as a mandatory function outside of emergencies and press conferences in everyday life, connecting people in times of joy and in times of need.

"Interpreters should be there all the time. Not just in emergency broadcasts. We have a right to access information, no matter what that information is.” – Brent Phillips, Deaf Connect Chief Impact Officer.

Through the Deaf Lottery, we can fund and support the provision of pro bono interpreters across community events, emergency and crisis responses, personal times of need and everyday life. The Deaf Connect Translation and Booking Service team are available 24/7 providing round-the-clock support for emergencies to ensure that we are there for Deaf Australians at all times of need.

Your support keeps Deaf Australians informed and represented. Accessibility changes lives.

Don’t miss the chance for it to change yours!

Did you know that 1 in 6 Australians live with some form of hearing loss?

The Deaf Lottery is the fundraising arm of Deaf Connect. Deaf Connect is the largest provider of support services to the Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing community in Australia, committed to empowering Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and families, ensuring they are connected and assisting them to achieve their goals.

Deaf Connect is focused on our commitment to community, leadership, innovation and culture. Supported by Deaf Lottery, we aim to:

  • Work with individuals and the community to understand and meet their needs.
  • Drive improvements and new opportunities aligned with our Mission and enhancing our sustainability.
  • Develop our influence and position to enhance the capacity of the Deaf community.
  • Enable organisational capability, capacity and readiness.
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Your support makes a difference

Deaf Connect continues to deliver for the community through early childhood intervention and therapy, information and advocacy, life skills development, accredited Auslan courses, aged care, and as a registered service provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and an approved provider of home care for seniors.

Your support allows us to continue to grow, innovate and deliver a greater range of services and programs where they are needed most.

Deaf Connect works with all Australians to create a more inclusive, accessible and equitable community through information, advocacy and education.

In 2022, thanks to the ongoing support of Deaf Lottery, Deaf Connect was able to achieve the following:

  • 532 hours of grant funded Community Access service provision
  • An average of 223 participants received Therapy and Family Services monthly
  • 786 people received Auslan Qualifications
  • 23,891 total interpreter bookings delivered with 1,181 interpreter bookings delivered through the free seniors interpreting program
  • Delivered 37,255 hours of interpreting, including providing interpreters for over 1,000 COVID-19 press conferences
  • The Let’s Connect roadshow travelled to 13 cities to connect with community
  • Delivered 50,799 hours of support work
  • 2,139 people in our Community Auslan classes