Stewardship & Governance


Australian Lions Hearing Dogs is a registered trading name of the Incorporated Association, Lions Hearing Dogs Incorporated. It operates independently under a charter with Lions Clubs of Australia. The organisation was incorporated in 1980 and the 5 acre site housing the current ALHD National Head Office and Training Centre was purchased. Currently Lions Hearing Dogs Incorporated holds title over this land.

Operational standards and financial governance are overseen by a Board of nine members elected from senior Lions from across Australia. Board meetings are held bi-monthly. Major projects and extraordinary expenditure which fall beyond “business as usual” require Board approval.

Lions Hearing Dogs Inc. as a registered charity is required to report annually to the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) through provision of an Annual Information Statement and a Financial Report. These documents can be found posted on the ACNC website. You can also download a copy of our most recent Financial Report.

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Australian Lions Hearing Dogs receives no government funding or subsidies and relies solely on the support from our generous community. It is the wonderful support of our donor community, corporate partners, and Lions Clubs across Australia, that enables us to continue to do life-changing work. A big thank you to all our generous supporters for your ongoing donations.

Corporate partners and supporters provide a variety of levels of support towards our dog program and general operations.

All donations of $2 or more to Lions Hearing Dogs Inc are tax-deductible and will receive a receipt in return for your donation. If you are able to support us in any way, please make a donation online today.

Registered Charity Number: CCP962
ABN 37976454009

Complaints and Grievances

If you have a concern, complaint or grievance about Australian Lions Hearing Dogs, please read through our Complaints Policy about how to submit a grievance, a variety of contacts, and how your complaint will be handled with sincerity and confidentiality.