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We're glad you've found us.

We’ve been helping Australians with hearing loss and vision impairment for more than 160 years, and today, thanks to the support of the community, we’re Australia’s largest non-government provider of services in this field.

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Hearing

Wherever you are in Australia—and no matter what stage you’re at in your hearing loss journey—we’re here for you.

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Vision

We offer a holistic approach to care and support for children with vision impairment, across Australia.

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Find your nearest centre

We operate Australia-wide. Contact us to discuss how we can support you at your nearest RIDBC centre or through our remote service.

You're in Good Hands

  • Registered NDIS Provider

    We partner with you on your NDIS journey.

  • Not for Profit Service

    We’re a charity that focuses on your needs.

  • Australia's Largest Cochlear Implant Program

    We provide implants and ongoing care to thousands of Australians.

  • 160 Years' Experience

    We've been helping people since 1860.

Meet the People We Support

We support thousands of adults, children and their families with hearing loss or vision impairment. Meet some of the people we support and find out how we have helped them to reach their goals.

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  • ELP VI James
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Research and Professional Development

RIDBC Renwick Centre is Australia’s leading centre for research and professional education in the field of education for children with sensory disabilities; designed to help professionals make a difference in the lives of children and their parents or carers.

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