The first Deaf Festival 

The Deaf community organised a Deaf Festival at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour. These festivals have been organised regularly since then.  The Deaf Festivals have been an effective way for the Deaf community to come together and celebrate its culture, language and heritage, while at the same time educating the wider public. These Festivals have been held regularly since 1992, in locations including Darling Harbour, Woodstock Park in Burwood, Parramatta Park and Parramatta Riverside.

Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association

The interpreters’ organisation established during the 1980s changed its name to become the NSW branch of ASLIA.