RIDBC Consultant, Andrew Kendrick, working with Tahliya at RIDBC Liverpool

On Thursday 15 March, 2018, The Lions Club of The City of Liverpool will donate specialist hearing equipment to Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Liverpool, supporting children and adults with hearing loss living in Sydney’s South-West.

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The annual Qantas Jumbo Joy Flight, in association with the Rotary Club of Turramurra, took to the skies for 90 minutes last Saturday 24 November to support 350 children and carers with a fun day out including children from RIDBC Alice Betteridge School.

Representatives from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation and RIDBC at the official cheque presentation.

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation (Charitable Foundation) has provided RIDBC with a $250,000 grant to install state-of-the-art remote video conferencing technology in the RIDBC Hunter, Central Coast and Lismore centres, marking one of the largest ever one-off philanthropic donations to RIDBC Hunter.

RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn & a family that will benefit from the Darwin centre opening.

RIDBC Darwin is officially open! On Wednesday 7 November, Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister, The Hon Robyn Lambley helped open the Darwin Centre to provide local services for children with vision or hearing loss.


The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has been awarded $10,000 through Telstra’s Everyone Connected program to develop an iPad app which will help children who are blind or have vision loss.

Janet and Hugh Murphy at RIDBC in Sydney with RIDBC Teleschool TeacherConsultant Neryl Horn

RIDBC Teleschool recently held a residential week for children with hearing loss in Sydney as part of Hearing Awareness Week. Families of children who are deaf or blind in regional and remote Australia access RIDBC Teleschool via high-quality videoconferencing technology.