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Supporting people with sight loss

Every day, 28 Australians are diagnosed with uncorrectable vision loss. Of those, 9 will become blind.
Through the support of people like you, we can assist more people with vision impairment and prevent avoidable sight loss for all people in NSW and the ACT. Together we can transform lives by enhancing the independence and mobility of Australians living with vision loss.
 
If you or someone you know are affected by sight loss or vision impairment,
please contact us to see which of our services could help you.

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It costs over $35,000 to breed, raise and train one Guide Dog.
Leave a life-changing gift by remembering Guide Dogs in your Will.

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One-off
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Your $30 donation can go towards heating lamps to keep newborn puppies warm
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Your $60 donation can pay for a Guide Dog puppy to be micro-chipped
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Your $120 donation can provide a person who is blind or vision impaired with training to use a cane independently
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Your $220 donation can pay for a puppy raising starter kit including a collar, coat, medical treatment, puppy bed and more
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Your donation will help train a life-changing Guide Dog
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Monthly
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Your regular monthly donation of $15 can provide a newborn puppy with essentials including food and water bowls, collars and identification tags
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Your regular monthly donation of $30 can provide a newborn puppy with all its veterinary needs including micro-chipping and health checks
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Your regular monthly donation of $25 can provide the specialised one-on-one training a puppy needs to become a fully-fledged Guide Dog
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Services for people with vision loss

A specialist teaches a male teenager how to use a GPS device

Do you know someone who is affected by vision loss? Our free services can assist anyone, no matter what their age or level of vision.

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Latest news

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Training Team with the graduate Guide Dogs at the Guide Dogs Centre all sitting in a row
15 August, 2018

Graduating Guide Dogs presented with their first harness in Port Macquarie

Today is a proud day for five Graduating Guide Dogs as they received their very first harness at a special Guide Dog NSW/ACT ceremony in Port Macquarie after completing five months of intensive training at the Guide Dog Centre. This is the first time a Guide Dog presentation ceremony has taken place in the Mid North Coast which is an exciting way to mark the conclusion of Guide Dog Training and the start of the next life-changing chapter for these incredible dogs.

Guide Dog in training walking with his trainer on a loose leash smiling happily
09 August, 2018

Top 3 Dog Walking Tips from a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor

Walking your dog is so much more than just a physical activity. In addition to the health benefits from getting active, it’s also extremely beneficial for behaviour training, socialisation and developing the bond between the dog and their owner. To assist all pooches and their owners with daily dog walks, we’ve asked our Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, Eddie Sullivan, to share his top three dog walking tips.
 

Yellow lab puppy enjoying pats from a happy couple at the Dog Lovers Show
06 August, 2018

Dog Lovers Show Sydney 2018

It was a big weekend for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT at The Dog Lovers Show, the world's greatest festival for dog lovers and one of the largest dog events in the world. The Dog Lovers Show took place at the Royal Hall of Industries in Moore Park, Sydney where thousands of passionate dog lovers and over 500 beautiful dogs united to celebrate everything we love about our furry friends.

Who your support helps

Yvonne's Story

Yvonne's Story

Yvonne is hoping a Guide Dog will give her back her freedom and independence. 

Coral sitting on a bench and holding her cane

Coral's story

Coral sought the support she needed from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to learn how to use a long cane and gain back her confidence and independence.

Matt with his Guide Dog Stamford

Matt's story

Australia’s Got Talent finalist, Matt McLaren’s Guide Dog, Stamford, helps him travel safely to new places, but the public can compromise this independence.

See Luke's incredible story

Luke's story

Luke uses a combination of Trekker Breeze navigation aid, a Miniguide and ‘echolocation’ to enjoy a normal, busy and exciting life.