'Representing the Deafblind Community in Victoria'

About Deafblind Victoria

Deafblind Victoria (DBV) is a self-advocacy group run by and for Deafblind people in Victoria, Australia.

The main activities of DBV are:

  1. Deafblind social events and peer support
  2. Deafblind awareness workshops
  3. Producing and sharing information and resources
  4. Advising and consulting about deafblindness

To learn about the people running DBV, click here.

For the latest news from DBV, click here.

DBV’s office is located on the floor three at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Melbourne.

DBV can be contact by mail or email, or on our Facebook page.

“Being “Deafblind” as a disability is not the problem. But, it is the lack of accessibility and awareness that society holds”.

Aims and objectives

DBV aims to enable Deafblind Victorians to better lead, speak up for ourselves, and exercise our rights.

This is achieved through:

  • advancing the health and wellbeing of Deafblind Victorians,
  • promoting and protecting our human rights,
  • strengthening our Deafblind community, language and culture,
  • and raising awareness in the wider community.

Our mission

Our mission is to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life for Deafblind people in Victoria. Our tools include advocacy and peer support.

One of the main barriers faced by Deafblind people is the lack of access to Auslan interpreters and communication guides. We need these services to communicate with the wider community and lead full and productive lives.

“Auslan Interpreters are our ears and Communication Guides are our eyes. These two services working together gives us better access into the wider community”.

On the DBV website, you will find events and resources that help the wider community communicate better with Deafblind people and understand Deafblind culture.

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2 Responses to “About Deafblind Victoria”

  1. Nanette wood

    Is there Dbv craft this week As if it is every 2 weeks the coffee shop and craft will be same day. My name is Nanette Wood I am Debbie Pennuto’s mum and it is getting confusing trying to know all these dates as I need to know if this is going to be the same days etc I need to know so I can make dr dentist hairdressers podiatrist appointments so far i
    Have been cancelling important appointments because I don’t know your days /dates

    • deafblindadvocacy

      Hi Nanette, apologies for the delay and thank you for your query.
      Unfortunately the Deafblind Craft group is currently cancelled due to lockdown restrictions.
      The craft group is once a month, so is the DBV Cafe event, every fortnight apart.
      Stay tuned for more updates. Thank you.


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