National Week of Deaf People

The National Week of Deaf People (NWDP) is a weeklong national celebration of Deaf individuals and the Deaf Australian community.

It is an opportunity for Deaf people to:

  • Celebrate their community, language, culture and history

  • Make the public aware of their local, state and national Deaf communities

  • Recognise the Deaf community's achievements

This year's theme is "Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities" and will be held from Monday 20 September to Sunday 26 September 2021. Click here to see this year's events!

Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities - to learn more about this theme - click here.

There are Terms of Reference in regards to activities held during the week - please refer to Deaf Australia's website. The link has been provided. More information about Deaf Australia's NWDP Terms of Reference.

This year celebration is supported by the following organisations & individuals:

  • Deaf Australia


Thank you to the NWDP Sub-committee, who have volunteered their time to support and organise the week-long celebrations.

CLICK HERE to visit NWDP webpages.