Welcome to the Australian Federation of Deaf Societies

The Australian Federation of Deaf Societies (AFDS) was established in 1966 to meet the needs of organisations providing services to the Australian Deaf Community.

The Member Organisations are 

There is currently no member organisations in either Territory.

2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf

The Second International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf will be held in Sydney on 16 – 18 October 2013.

For more information please go to http://www.wfdsydney2013.com/
 
The theme is Equality for Deaf People.   
 
“We want to promote equality for deaf people, amongst deaf people and promoted by deaf people. This conference brings us together to recognise our contributions to global prosperity, to secure the human rights of all deaf people, and to prepare our deaf communities for challenges in the future.

The Deaf Society of New South Wales: 100 years old in 2013

This is a huge milestone for the Deaf community of New South Wales. To celebrate the centenary, the Deaf Society of NSW will be holding a series of special events throughout the year.

For more information, please go to this link    http://deafsocietynsw.org.au/centenary/

2012- National Week of Deaf People

National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is a week-long national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community.

This year, NWDP is Saturday 20th October - Friday 26th October 2012 and has the theme: 
"Sign Bilingualism is a human right".

Sign Language Communications

The AFDS supports Sign Language Communications, Australia's most experienced providers of Auslan/English Interpreters. 

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