On this page you will find all of the dynamic events, programs, and activities we are running to support, inspire and connect deaf and hard of hearing children, young people and their families.

We continue to develop an exciting range of online programs to allow young people in rural and remote areas across Australia to access our programs.

For further information about our events, email events@deafchildren.org.au

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Auslan4Everyone - Essential Basic Signs

90 minutes long

From $1,034.55

Auslan4Everyone is for groups and organisations wanting to have fun learning some essential Auslan signs. No previous experience is required for this 90-minute online workshop. It can take place at a time that is convenient to your group.

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Auslan4Organisations - Essential Workplace Signs

90 minutes

From $1,034.55

Auslan4Organisations - Essential Workplace Signs is a fun, informative and interactive way to provide the beginner with the most popular workplace signs. This 90-minute online workshop can be tailored to your company or organisation and can take place at a time that is convenient to your group.

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Dads' Group

Free

Join our Dads' Group from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. It’s a great way to meet other dads and male carers with deaf and hard of hearing kids going through a similar situation.

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DCA's 158th Annual General Meeting

60 minutes

Free

Please join us for Deaf Children Australia's 158th Annual General Meeting. It is taking place online via Zoom on Tuesday 10 November at 5:30 PM (AEDT).

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Kids' Meet ups

Free

Please join us for a Kids’ event from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. It’s a great and fun way to meet other children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their siblings going through a similar situation. Activities include scavenger hunts, movie trivia and pyjama parties. They are held every 4 - 6 weeks so watch this space!

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Mums' Morning Catch ups

Free

Please join us for a Mums' Morning Catch up from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. It’s a great way to meet other mums and female carers going through a similar situation.

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Paddock to Plate - tour of QV Market

2 hours

Free

Paddock to Plate is the ultimate foodie's tour. You'll go behind the scenes of the Queen Victoria Market to discover the history, multicultural influences and the many ways it has shaped Melbourne's food culture. It will be delivered face to face for Secondary school deaf and hard of hearing youth. It will take place on Thu 15 April, 2021 during the school holidays. EVENT FULL. Join the waiting list to register your interest for future walking tours of Melbourne.

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Parents' Evening Catch up

Free

Please join us for a Parents' Evening Catch up from the comfort of your own home via Zoom. It’s a great way to meet other parents and carers with deaf and hard of hearing kids going through similar situations.

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Sausage Sizzle

Free

We will soon be able to hold our regular BBQs and sausage sizzles around Victoria. We would love to see you there. Come along and support us. If you would like to volunteer at these events, let us know. Stay in touch for updates.

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Stay Connected 12-15yrs

90 minutes

From $143.00

Stay Connected is held after each Get Connected course and allows you to catch up and reconnect with your course mates. You'll also build on what you have learnt and connect with your friends again! Exclusively for people who participate in the Get Connected program.

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Stay Connected 8-11yrs

60mn

From $132.00

Exclusively for everyone who has done a Get Connected course. Stay Connected is held after each Get Connected course. You'll catch up and reconnect with your Get Connected course mates. You'll also build on what you have learnt and connect with your friends again!

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Stay Connected 8-11yrs - Cancelled

60 minutes

Free

Exclusively for everyone who has done a Get Connected course. Stay Connected is held after each Get Connected course. You'll catch up and reconnect with your Get Connected course mates. You'll also build on what you have learnt and connect with your friends again!

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This is Me - Art Exhibit

1.5 hours

Free

This is the inaugural Deaf Children Australia Art Competition dedicated to supporting, promoting and nurturing deaf and hard of hearing young people in their pursuit of creativity.

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Virtual Bubble 12-15yrs

50 minutes

Free

We are inviting deaf and hard of hearing youth aged 12-15 from across Australia to join us for a free session where you will be able to connect to mentors and peers in this unusual time. Join us for a casual chat, take part in activities, learn from our mentors and discuss what you are going through in lockdown and Covid restrictions. But also have fun, and meet new people! This is a FREE event.

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Virtual Bubble 16-18yrs

1 hour

Free

DCA is inviting deaf and hard of hearing youth aged 16-18 years from all of Australia to a free online gathering where you will get the opportunity to connect with your peers. Join us for a casual hangout, take part in activities, learn from our mentors and discuss what being in lockdown and navigating Covid restrictions mean to you. But also feel free to discuss anything you want and meet new friends! This is a FREE event.

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Virtual Bubble 8-11yrs

50 minutes

Free

DCA is offering deaf and hard of hearing children aged 8-11 from across Australia a free opportunity to reach out and connect in this time of extended lockdowns, Covid restrictions and social distancing. Join us for a casual chat, take part in activities, meet our mentors and discuss what being in lockdown means to you and share your experiences. But also feel free to bring up anything you want and make new friends! This is a FREE event.

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Upcoming Events

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Get Connected 8-11yrs

4 wks x 60 mins

From $480.00

DCA's online mentoring course provides a fun and engaging way for deaf and hard of hearing students aged 8 to 11 years to build social connections and confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Over 4 weeks, attendees will make new friends, develop new skills, and feel inspired by our deaf mentors. Register your interest now!

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Family Camp Victoria

Sat - Sun, 2 days 1 night

Free

Family Camp brings together deaf and hard of hearing kids, their parents and siblings. Everyone will enjoy fun planned activities and build connections with other children and parents. The next Family Camp in Victoria will be held at PGL Campaspe Downs Adventure Camp. This year's camp is full, but you can add your name to the waiting list!

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Family Camp Queensland

Sat - Sun, 2 days 1 night

Free

Family Camp brings together deaf and hard of hearing kids, their parents and siblings. Everyone will enjoy fun planned activities and build connections with other children and parents. The next Family Camp in Queensland will be held at PGL Kindilan Adventure Camp. Our 2022 camp is now full. Stay tuned for Family Camp 2023!

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Get Connected 12-15yrs

4 weeks x 90 mins

From $572.00

DCA's online mentoring course provides a fun and engaging way for students aged 12 to 15 years to build social connections and confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Over 4 weeks, participants will make new friends, develop new skills to self-advocate, and manage challenges from our inspiring mentors. Get Connected will come back soon, so register your interest!

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