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Canberra Blind Society provides information, services and assistance to people who are blind or have a vision impairment in Canberra and the local region. Families, carers, community groups and businesses interested in learning more about people who are blind or have low vision can get support and information from us.

For more than 65 years we have provided a safe and welcoming environment through programs, community engagement and social events. We encourage our members and community to work together to assist in building independence for individuals and families that live with a wide range of vision impairments.

We are a not-for-profit charity and public benevolent institution that relies on the invaluable support of our community to operate our programs and support our clients. If you would like to volunteer please contact us today on (02) 6247 4580 or email Tax deductible donations go a long way to help us maintain diverse and engaging programs and events for people we support, follow this link to make a donation.


Tax deductible donations go a long way to help us maintain diverse and engaging programs and events for people we support, follow this link or press the donate button in the top right corner to make a donation

The Canberra Blind Society is profoundly grateful for any donations, which greatly enhance our ability to support and empower the vision impaired community.

VIP Hospital Kit

The Vision Impaired Persons (VIP) Hospital Kit provides practical information and resources for people who are blind or have low vision when they are admitted to hospital. The kit also assists patients who may have lost sight or become blind during the course of their hospital stay. It is designed as an important resource for hospital staff to provide appropriate care to patients who are blind or have low vision. 

Information in the ‘VIP Hospital Kit’ is presented in large print and can be produced in Braille on request. 

For more information please click on the following link, Contact Us.


The Canberra Blind Society offers a range of events  from our office and in the Canberra community for people we support. It is a great chance to meet new people, share experiences and create meaningful connections. 

For more information contact our Outreach Officer Debra Quinnell on (02) 6247 4580 or

Visit our Events page here 

Services & Programs

Canberra Blind Society facilitates a range of group programs for people with low vision or who are blind. To find out more about the programs that are available visit the Group Activities page.

Eyes for Life Canberra is an initiative of the Canberra Blind Society, it provides services to support individuals coming to terms with their vision impairment. To explore the services offered follow this link to the Eyes for Life Canberra website.  

Online Store

Canberra Blind Society offers products to help with your low vision through our online store attached to Eyes For Life Canberra. Located at 20 Genge Street, Canberra, our office has all our products on display for you to “try before you buy”. The experienced staff in our office will be able to guide you through our full selection of products that can help you retain your independence or just add a little extra light with one of our numerous lamps.

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