2024 Australian Deaf Games

The 2024 Australia and Pacific Deaf Games are being held in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, New South Wales.

The Games welcome over 1000 athletes and supporters from across Australia and the Pacific for the 10-day event, including 56 athletes from New Zealand competing in 12 different sports.

The Australian Deaf Games will show recognition of the unique and diverse abilities of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. 

The games run from the 13th of January to the 20th of January 2024 at various locations in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.

The games will see athletes competing in 16 sports and will feature five demonstration sports. 

Sports Featured:

Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Darts, Futsal, Golf, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Rugby 7’s, Football, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Football.

Demonstration Sports:

CrossFit, Park Run, Sailing, Surfing, Triathlon.

The Games also offer a vibrant social program, encouraging participants and attendees to engage and form new friendships. The social program includes cultural performances, sporting activities, gin tasting, yoga, and opportunities for networking and building lasting connections.

Key Event Highlights:

  • Opening Ceremony: The Games will kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony that will include the athlete parade, the hunter signing choir, performances by deaf artists and the official opening of the games.
  • Social Program: The Games are not just about competition but about building connections. Attendees can participate in community forums and cultural exchanges within the extensive social program.
  • Closing Ceremony: The closing ceremony will be a festive occasion, celebrating the achievements of the athletes, volunteers, and everyone involved in making the 2024 Australia and Pacific Deaf Games a resounding success.

Australian Deaf Games Social Media accounts to follow:

Deaf Sports New Zealand Social Media accounts to follow:

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