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Matt kneels beside Stamford, who is lying down and smiling up at the camera.
30 March, 2017

Matt McLaren’s first Guide Dog, retires

After walking about 9,000 kilometres and ignoring distractions, navigating obstacles and travelling to all corners of Newcastle and beyond, Guide Dog, Stamford, has earned his retirement.  

A client and an O&M Instructor practice self defence techniques on punching bags
03 March, 2017

Self-defense course

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT ran a self-defence course for clients as part of a Personal Safety Mobility Day in Campbelltown on March 2.

A little of yellow puppies jumping out of their bed and frolicking in the grass.
23 February, 2017

Volunteers needed for part-time puppy love

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is urgently seeking residents living in Penrith, Richmond and the Hills District to provide short-term care to Guide Dog puppies.

James Bennett kneels beside his previous Guide Dog, Putu, outside on an Airport runway
27 January, 2017

Guide Dogs Board Member awarded Order of Australia Medal

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Board member and experienced Disability Services Auditor, James Bennett, has been awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for his services to the blind and low vision community. 

Chrissy sitting with Guide Dog, Lacey in front of a Christmas tree. Lacey is wearing a Santa hat and outfit.
13 December, 2016

Chrissy’s push to break down barriers

As Christmas trees are decorated and festive songs are sung, Chrissy is planning the perfect present for the newest addition to her family, her Guide Dog, Lacey.

Two women in orange Guide Dog shirts holding a donation tin in the city at Christmas time
30 November, 2016

Join the Coffs Harbour Support Group

This festive season, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling on the community of Coffs Harbour to get in the spirit of giving and join the local Guide Dogs Support Group.