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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Training Centre at 08 8388 7836.