Connecting with others

Connecting with others is a great way to share information, tips, and experience on living with blindness or low vision and get emotional or social support from peers. Vision Australia has a number of ways that you can connect with us and others in the blind and low vision community.

Connect in Person

  1. Join a Vision Australia Community Group. A number of support groups and social groups meet regularly in local communities. Find a group near you here or call Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66.
  2. Local Vision Australia centres often organise fun events and activities. Check out what’s on at our Events page here.
  3. Get involved with a recreation group to get fit and healthy or continue to do the hobbies you love - the possibilities are endless. Call Vision Australia on 1300 84 74 66 to speak to a Recreation Development worker.
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Connect Online

  1. Register on Participate Vision Australia (our online forum) to share ideas.
  2. Zest! Our new youth space. 
  3. Join our Facebook or Twitter communities.

Connect by Telephone

  1. Join Vision Australia’s Telelink Program. Topics include Current Affairs, Crosswords, Gardening, AFL Tipping, Book Clubs and social groups in languages other than English.
  2. Phone iconShare ideas and strategies on coping with vision loss in Vision Australia’s Quality Living Group Program. Groups meet for 8 weeks and are facilitated by a Vision Australia staff member.
  3. One-on-one Peer Support connects you with someone who can share their lived experience of coping with vision loss.
  4. Get involved in Telelink, Quality Living Groups or Peer Support by calling 1300 84 74 66.
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Keep in Touch

  1. Sign up to receive email updates from Vision Australia. Our F.Y.I. e-newsletter offers you news relating to the blindness and low vision community and what’s new at Vision Australia. Sign up here.
  2. Subscribe to receive regular Vision Australia audio newsletters by calling 1300 84 74 66 or email
  3. Listen to Vision Australia radio and weekly program Talking Vision to hear discussion and news from our community.

Contact Us

Contact us early and get the support you need. For more information on Vision Australia’s services call our helpline on 1300 84 74 66 or email You can also connect with our services here.

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