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2024 Australian Deaf Games

The Australian Deaf Games is the pinnacle multi-sport event for Deaf people in Australia involving up to twenty (20) sports and attracting more than 1000 competitors and participants from all over Australia, some neighbouring Pacific nations and, potentially, one of two other overseas countries.

Fri, 12 January 2024 - Fri, 19 January 2024

Date: 13- 20th January 2024

Location: Lake Macquarie* and Newcastle*

Volunteer sign up:

*Learn more about the host cities here.

The 2024 Australian Deaf Games is being centred in the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, utilising the many world-class sporting venues situated within the surrounding beaches, mountains and lake.

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie will be the “must be at” event for Australia’s Deaf and hard of hearing community in 2024, providing a unique opportunity for everyone within and connected with the community to network, meet new people, celebrate with friends and colleagues, compete and be inspired.

With up to 15 different sporting competitions and a wide variety of events that celebrate and showcase Deaf culture, the 2024 Games promises to be the biggest Deaf community event in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie’s history and the biggest Games ever! Over 1,000 Deaf and hard of hearing people and up to 150 volunteers are set to join in the festivities.

A variety of sports are being played, including basketball, futsal, touch football, netball, swimming, athletics, rugby 7’s, table tennis, tennis and golf and new sports such as sailing and mountain bikes.