History

History

In March 2020, Deaf Services Celebrated it’s 118th Birthday!

In March 2020, Deaf Services celebrated its 118th Birthday. From its beginnings, Deaf Services has been an organisation driven by the Deaf community, with a passion to empower, connect and celebrate Deaf culture, history and language.
 
Throughout every step of our history, we have been proud to deliver greater access, equity and inclusion for the communities we represent.
 
On October 1, 2020, Deaf Services and the Deaf Society began operation as a merged organisation, becoming Australia’s largest whole-of-life service provider for Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Australians.
 
As we embark on a period of further growth, we cannot wait to continue to share the stories of our community, our staff and what we know we can achieve together.