Hearing loss/Deafness

Aussie Deaf Kids

Aussie Deaf Kids aims to empower parents raising a child with hearing loss through online support, information and advocacy.

Australian Hearing

An Australian Government agency, Australian Hearing provide hearing services for children and young people up to the age of 26 and eligible adults.


Centrelink provides a range of financial assistance for people with disability and their families and carers. Specialist disability employment services are available to assist job seekers.

Companion Card

The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong need for high level of care to participate in community based activities. The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events.

Deaf Children Australia

Deaf Children Australia provides a range of services to families with deaf and hard of hearing children, including advocacy, child and family support, recreation programs and workshops.

Deaf Society NSW

The Deaf Society NSW provides a range of support services for Deaf people and their families, including courses, employment assistance, family support, interpreting and youth activities.

Department of Family and Community Services: Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

ADHC provides a range of services for people with disability and their families and carers. Services include early intervention, everyday living support (including therapy, case management and behaviour support), post school transition and respite care.

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) - NSW Chapter

ECIA NSW promotes the interests of young children with developmental delays and disability. This includes providing information about early childhood intervention to families, professionals and the community and fostering the understanding and development of best practices in early childhood intervention.

Learning Links

Learning Links provides a range services for children with a disability or learning support needs, including early intervention groups, long day care and assessment and therapy services.


Lifestart provides early childhood intervention and school age services for children living with disability or delay, their families and carers.


Medicare provides a range of benefits, payments and services to help with the cost of using health care services, buying prescription medicines or medical equipment.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is a national scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to people with disability in Australia.

Further information is also available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW

National Relay Service (NRS)

NRS is an Australia-wide phone service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. The service is also available to anyone who wants to call a person with a hearing or speech impairment.

Parent Line

Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children 0 to 18. The service includes an early childhood intervention infoline for families who have questions about their child's development or who have a child who has been diagnosed with a disability.

Parents of Deaf Children (PODC)

PODC supports families with children with hearing loss. The organisation offers a range of information, support and advocacy services for parents and carers, respecting the method or methods of communication that the family has chosen for their child.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)

RIDBC provides education and therapy services to children with hearing loss/Deafness and/or vision loss/Blindness. Services include early intervention, preschool and school age support.

The Shepherd Centre

The Shepherd Centre provides a range of services to children who are deaf and hearing impaired, including early intervention, preschools and group learning programs.

Transport for NSW

Transport for NSW offers travel concessions for people with disability and their attendants and carers.

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