National Hearing Dog Day is an annual celebration of the very first Hearing Assistance Dog delivered in Australia on 19th April 1982. Over 40 years ago on this day, Hearing Dog ‘Amber’ was provided free of charge to a Deaf recipient living in metropolitan South Australia.

Since then, Australian Lions Hearing Dogs have provided over 670 Hearing Assistance Dogs to Australians who are deaf or hard of hearing, reaching from Albany in WA over to Far North Queensland.

National Hearing Dog Day is an opportunity to share stories of the Hearing Dogs that have changed and saved lives, the puppies that have received love and encouragement from our volunteers, the Lions Clubs that make the logistics of each placement a reality, and our community of generous supporters that give with their heart and help us provide Assistance Dogs to people in need.

Planning and decorating

NHDD planning checklist
This planning checklist will guide you through the event/fundraiser planning process to help you succeed
ALHD Bunting
For decorations, print off these bunting templates, cut out, and hang up with string or ribbon around your event
Event and activity budget
This event budget will help you plan your expenses, activities, and income, to track your net funds raised
NHDD Fundraising tracker
Print off this thermometer fundraising tracker and colour it in to show your fundraising progress!
Avery labels
Donation Tin labels that fit Avery L7168 label templates, these are suitable for larger donation buckets and tins
Avery labels
Donation Tin labels that fit Avery 99x67-R label templates, these are suitable for small cylindrical donation tins

Media and Awareness

National Hearing Dog Day is a great way to spread the message about the amazing work of Australian Lions Hearing Dogs, and the impact a Hearing Assistance Dog has on a deaf or hard of hearing person’s life.

There is a media release template available here for Lions Clubs and Community Groups to adapt and share with local media.

Advertising and Marketing

To advertise your event, you can use the below social media assets and posters to promote your activity.

Email Banner NHDD
Insert this email banner in your email signature to advertise your event; you can even link it to any online fundraising pages!
NHDD Facebook Event Cover
You can download this image to use as a Facebook Event header image to grab attention
NHDD Facebook Post
Use this image on Facebook to grab attention to any post you might be sharing
NHDD Instagram Post
Posting to Instagram too? Use this adorable image to accompany any posts
NHDD Social Media Profile Picture
Change your profile picture on social media to promote your passion
NHDD Poster Pic
Download this A4 poster, complete the details and print off to advertise your event

Colouring In Activities

If you have children attending an event, or looking for some activities to do with kids in the school holidays or on the weekends, below are some colouring-in pages you can download and print off! These drawings are real ALHD trainers and their Assistance Dogs in training, designed just for fun.

Still need help?

We have a small but effective team that will do our best to support you to run an event or raise funds for Australian Lions Hearing Dogs. Any help or questions, feel free to contact us at or call our Training Centre at 08 8388 7836.