DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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·      This Saturday May18 we are holding a Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser at Bunnings Ashfield.

o   It is located at the Cnr Parramatta Rd & Frederick St, Ashfield NSW 2131 – about 1½kms from the Railway station. Let me know if you need help getting there by sending me an email or by text message.

o   The Ashfield store is always very busy & has always proved very lucrative for us. So a good turnout of volunteers would be helpful as many hands make light work for everyone.

 Next Saturday is the Federal Election Polling day, so just a reminder that you may need to pre poll or risk a fine if you can’t get to your local polling place.



It is quite awhile since we have been to Putt Putt, so this month we will attend the one at Thornleigh.

ACCLAIMED The Best Mini Golf Facility in Sydney!

We have 2 eighteen hole mini golf (or putt putt) courses to choose from – Palms and Billabong. The mini golf courses wind their way alongside rivers, across bridges, past ponds and waterfalls.  

Mini golf, sometimes known as Putt Putt, has long been a favourite activity for people of all ages. Our mini golf courses have been designed to ensure that players of all ages with varying skill levels will have a great experience – and have a ball at the same time!

CAFÉ - light meals including wraps, paninis, pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, fruit salads and a selection of pastries and cakes and the best Grinders coffee.


COST: $30 with lunch plus for coffee

VENUE:      Brickpit Park

142-178 Pennant Hills Road (Entry from Dartford Rd)

Thornleigh, NSW 2120


Volunteering opportunities

Able Australia, is hosting the 17th Deafblind International World Conference being held on the Gold Coast at The Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa from 12-16 August, 2019.

Can you help?

We’re looking for volunteers with Auslan experience and those who don’t but who would be happy to help during the conference. Duties would include:

·       Directing people

·       Handing out conference materials

·       Supporting people who may have mobility issues

·       For those who have Auslan experience, you may be asked to provide communication support to deafblind or deaf delegates at the conference.  You will not be asked to provide ongoing one-to-one support to delegates.

Please note – all deafblind delegates will have their own personal interpreters at the conference.

In return for your support Able Australia will provide:

·       Training prior to the conference starting

·       A roster so you know when you’re scheduled to volunteer and where

·       A full briefing as to what need to be done on the day/s you are volunteering

·       Able/DBI t-shirts that clearly identify you as a conference volunteer

·       Free meals (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) on the days you are volunteering

·       The opportunity to meet members of the dynamic and vibrant international deafblind community.

You can volunteer for the whole conference or select days of the conference.


If you would be interested in taking part as a volunteer please contact Carla Anderson on


Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019.

Mark this date in your diary and watch this space as we continue to add more information about what's on, where to go and what to expect.

In the meantime, if you need to know anything please send an email to



Annmaree Watharoy is a Deafblind PHD candidate with University of Technology, Sydney. Annmaree is wanting to interview Deafblind people about their experiences of being in hospital.  Interviews can be face to face, email, mail or Skype.  Contact Annmaree if you are interested in sharing a story by email at



Bi-monthly Board Meetings        

2nd Friday of even months

Technology Practice Session 10-12.30am

3rd Friday of month 

Craft in afternoon 1-3pm

3rd Friday of month