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AUGUST OUTING TO ELIZABETH FARM PARRAMATTA – 31ST August 2019, followed by lunch at Five Loaves Café , down the road.

Elizabeth Farm is an historic estate located in Rosehill, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Elizabeth Farm was the family home of wool pioneer, John and his wife Elizabeth Macarthur. The estate was commenced in 1793 on a slight hill overlooking the upper reaches of Parramatta River, 23 kilometres west of Sydney Cove. This area belonged to the Burramattagal clan of the Dharug people, whose presence is recalled in the name Parramatta. Coffee, tea scones with jam & cream available for morning tea for $11.

We will then visit Five Loaves Café, 40 Alice St for lunch, they are famous for their pizzas as well as other great Lebanese food. Prices range from $5-$15.

VENUE: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street Rosehill – parking available

TIME: 10:30AM

COST: $11 entry,
            $11 if you want morning tea and
            $10-20 for lunch with drinks

 If you are attending, please let Janne know on 0432570210 ASAP.   The more people and volunteers attend the merrier it is!.



We are presenting 3 Volunteering Workshops over the next months, each one will lead into the next and will cover communication, guiding and awareness training. They will be held Saturdays at our Office Training Room, 29 Burwood Rd, Concord 2137. 10am to 4pm, with lunch provided, at a donation cost.

PROPOSED DATES:    21st September 2019
                                        9th November 2019
                                        7th March 2020

 These are long overdue, and we hope to not only make up for the lack since 2018, but bring new and stimulating training to all.



DBA(NSW) have 2 Fundraising Sausage Sizzles coming up, they are both at Lidcombe, first one 7th September and 2nd one 16th November. These are a great way to keep on top of our costs, and we really appreciate the people who so regularly work at these.

 If anyone is available to volunteer at either of these please let Tony 0425 280 259 or Janne 0432 570 210, know. 



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