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 "Revitalising our Languages: Sign Language Rights for All" and will be held from Saturday 21 September to Friday 27 September 2019 . Click here to see this year's events!

Sign Language Rights for All! - 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
  • Lotterywest

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