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!
To celebrate Lottery 212 we are giving you the chance to win big and change the lives of Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians with a total prize pool of $928,500!
Your support helps provide equal access to the Australian Deaf community through Auslan interpreters. Auslan stands for Australian Sign Language and is the language used by the Deaf community. The Deaf community use qualified Auslan interpreters to translate meaning from English to Auslan, providing access between Deaf and hearing people.
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. 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. Further steps are being taken to work with media outlets to include interpreters in their coverage of significant news events where they are already present. This will lead to more positive outcomes for Deaf people all over the country.
In 2023 Deaf Connect delivered 250,000 hours of services to the Deaf Community, including 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!