New Sponsor for the 2024 Australian Deaf Games and other updates

Deaf Sports Australia together with the Games Organising Committee (GOC) are pleased to confirm that all the 2022 Games sponsors and partners have agreed to continue to support the 2024 Australian Deaf Games. We appreciate the vote of confidence and ongoing support from our committed and confirmed sponsors as follows:

Government Partner – NSW Government
City Partners – City of Newcastle and City of Lake Macquarie
Principal Games Sponsor – Deaf Connect
Principal Venue Sponsor – Wests Group Australia

Platinum Corporate Sponsors
SWS Lawyers (Honorary Legal Advisors)
AiMedia (Captioning Partner)
Word of Mouth Technology (Social Program partners)
Expression Australia
– and Convo Australia.

Support Corporate Sponsors
Newcastle Airport
BioRevive now known as Substance (Medal Presentation Partners)
– and Hearing Australia.

With the Games being postponed from January 2022 to January 2024, the later part of 2022 was put into a holding pattern until the GOC recommenced engaging with their partners, sponsors, and suppliers in November 2022. Planning is now in full swing that aims at having a very successful Games in 2024.

A One Year to Go event was recently held on 20 January 2023 at the Multi-Arts Pavilion at Speers Point in Lake Macquarie. A new sponsor was announced – The Rehabilitation Specialists.

It is very pleasing to confirm that The Rehabilitation Specialists have agreed to become a platinum corporate sponsor with immediate effect. Managing Director Fiona Fonti stated “As a previous participant at the Australian Deaf Games and now working to support the Deaf and HoH community through allied health NDIS support and workplace support, I am so excited that my business, The Rehabilitation Specialists, is giving back to support an event that brings together the Deaf community.”

The Rehabilitation Specialists will be known as the “Games supporter of the volunteers and interpreters’ programs”.

Phil Harper, General Manager of Deaf Sport Australia welcomes the new support. “I applaud the commitment of all our sponsors, and we welcome The Rehabilitation Specialists to our Games ‘family’. Without sponsors, we would not be able to organize a major deaf sport and cultural event at this level.”

For Games information, please go to

Garry West-Bail
Games Project Manager
0419 641 645 

Lauren Townsend
DSA & GOC Media
0432 066 586