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Justin Simpson crouching down on grass to pat his Guide Dog, Yarrin
04 February, 2016

Guide Dogs and vet thanked

Justin Simpson describes his Guide Dog, Yarrin, as his "constant companion." For the past five years the faithful blond Lab has been by his side, giving him the independence and confidence to continue leading a very busy life.

A Guide Dog in harness walking with its handler on grass near a river
03 February, 2016

Puppy volunteers needed

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is urgently seeking volunteers from the Ourimbah, Terrigal, Avoca, Gosford, Erina, Woy Woy and Umina areas to look after Guide Dog puppies for 12-14 months.

An Orientation and Mobility Specialist walking with a client with a black Guide Dog
03 February, 2016

More regions added to NDIS

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) set to roll out across seven more NSW regions from July 1 this year, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is encouraging anyone with a vision impairment who is aged 65 or under to contact the organisation to discuss what options and supports they may have available to them under the new Scheme.

Liz walking on a footpath with her Guide Dog, Poppi
03 February, 2016

How a Will changed two lives

Liz and Poppi's amazing journey was made possible through a generous gift that a supporter left to Guide Dogs NSW/ACT in their Will. In fact, currently two out of every three Guide Dogs are made possible through these life-changing gifts.

Six young Guide Dogs clients with canes preparing to bushwalk through Cumberland State Forest
02 February, 2016

Mobility day for children with vision loss

Exploring the rugged terrain of the Australian bush, a group of primary school aged Guide Dogs NSW/ACT clients, who are vision impaired, had an adventurous start to the year with a bushwalk through the Cumberland State Forest.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist Emma Bartley with a client undertaking a cane training at  a bus stop
29 January, 2016

Guide Dogs and OT programs go hand-in-hand

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Orientation and Mobility Specialists work alongside Occupational Therapists to ensure those impacted by impaired vision can maintain their independence.

New Guide Dog Services Manager, Paul Adrian with a blonde Guide Dog in harness
21 January, 2016

New Guide Dogs manager

Developing a strong canine welfare program based on performance science at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the number one priority for new Guide Dog Services Manager, Paul Adrian.

Gulliver in a park with children playing around the trailer.
12 January, 2016

Gulliver's country music debut

Wearing a custom-made red and white plaid bandana tied neatly around his neck, Gulliver the world’s biggest Guide Dog makes his Tamworth Country Music Festival debut at the Cavalcade.

The Large Print Calendar cover image of Steve Widders walking along a bush track with his cane in the colours of the Aboriginal flag
11 January, 2016

Calendar cover star

An image of Steve Widders proudly walking with a long cane in the colours of the Aboriginal flag along a sun-drenched bush track in Northern NSW has been chosen for the cover of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT's 2016 Large Print Calendar and the Armidale resident hopes it does more than just hang on a wall.

Salma walking with her Guide Dog Clare.
23 December, 2015

Educating the community

A wonderful initiative by a Sydney client has produced a very positive outcome.