About us

About Us

We offer information, resources and advocacy to members of Canberra’s deaf community and hearing impaired people generally.

We fulfil this obligation with specific programs, such as through our Drop-In Service, by providing Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for demonstration and sale, the John James Foundation Hearing Aiders Program for the frail-aged in care.
Also, by offering Workplace Assessments & Presentations and providing Community Education.

  • Established: 1 December, 1985 A1291


Charitable Institution Status

Health promotion charity

Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)

Yes: Item 1, sub-division 1.1.6

Tax Concession Charity (TCC)

Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) exemption; GST Concession; Income Tax exemption

ACT Government Stamp Duty exemption
Organisational Information

Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Vermulen

Business Name

ACT Deafness Resource Centre Incorporated
ABN 73 365 738 308

Business Structure

Not-for-profit incorporated association A1291

Business Location

Grant Cameron Community Centre
Level 1B, 27 Mulley Street
Holder ACT 2611

Listening and Communication Technology

To give you an opportunity to talk over personal hearing communication issues and provide a referral service to help access mainstream services.

Practical Tips

Come to discuss what to think about when purchasing a hearing aid and learn how to use your new hearing aid on the journey back to hearing.

Specialist Info

On hearing related issues and services, such as choice of hearing aid or cochlear implant, or on conditions of the ear, such as Tinnitus and Meniere’s Disease.


We can provide you with a personal assessment and in many instances can offer a free loan of assistive listening devices for trial in the workplace or home.

For the Individual

Written Workplace Hearing Assessment Reports for staff who are hearing impaired.

In the Workplace

Presentations and Hearing Awareness Training for staff to gain an understanding of hearing loss and learn how to best work with a Deaf/Hearing Impaired colleague.

Hearing Loops

Hire and sales – a free no obligation assessment for your home, workplace or church. Come along and listen to the TV connected to our hearing loop via your hearing aid ‘T’ switch (Telecoil). Hearing Loops are our speciality – sold and delivered all over Australia with easy to follow installation guidelines.