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The Brisbane Swish Club

16 January 2014 - Girl Guide Hut, Yeronga Park, Villa Street, Yeronga, QLD
The Brisbane Swish Club (Yeronga) is looking for junior and senior members.

Gold Coast low vision walking group

20 January 2014 - Lake Lomandra Park, Gold Coast, QLD
Individuals with low vision and friends now have the opportunity to participate in a new community walking group on the Gold Coast.

Belfield Blind Bowlers

25 January 2014 - Belfield Bowling Club, 8 Margaret Street, Belfield, New South Wales
Enjoy playing lawn bowls for people who are blind or have low vision weekly, every Saturday.

Local Client Groups in Victoria

27 January 2014 - Various, Various, Victoria
Local Client Groups are a great way to regularly meet with people in your community who are blind or have low vision in Victoria. We have groups located in Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Kilmore, Latrobe, Melbourne (Boronia, Dandenong, Heidelberg, Kensington, Kooyong, Mt Waverley, Oakleigh), Mildura, Shepparton, Warnambool.

Boronia - Heart and sole walking group

27 January 2014 - Vision Australia Boronia, Melbourne, Victoria
This weekly walking group will cater to individuals who enjoy being social and exercising at the same time.

Daisy Book Club - Gosford

29 January 2014 - Level 3 Suite 1, 237 Mann Street, Gosford, NSW
Are you a member of Vision Australia Library and enjoy listening to your Talking or Daisy books? Do you like to get together with other book lovers and share ideas about books and authors over a social cup of coffee or tea? Then come join the Daisy Book Club in Gosford.

Knitting and Crochet Group - Dandenong

6 February 2014 - Vision Australia Dandenong, 45 Princes Highway, Melbourne, Victoria
Join the monthly knitting and crochet group in Dandenong and enjoy making great creations.

Monthly Walking Group - Albury

10 February 2014 - Vision Australia Albury, 566 Olive St, Albury, NSW
Join our monthly walking group departing from Vision Australia Albury.

19th Biennale of Sydney

21 March 2014 - Various locations, Sydney, NSW
In partnership with the City of Sydney, the 19th Biennale of Sydney will open up a world of art for people living with disability and their carers during the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Inclusion Program.

'Vision Walkers' - Brisbane Walking Group

12 April 2014 - Wheel of Brisbane, Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD
Every Saturday commencing 12 April 2014 meeting at The Wheel of Brisbane, Cultural Forecourt, The Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane.

Swish

15 April 2014 - Numurkah Road, Shepparton, VIC
Ongoing, once a month. Swish is an official sport for people who are blind or have low vision.

Swimming each Friday @ Aqua Moves

2 May 2014 - Tom Collins Drive, Shepparton, VIC
The Vision Australia Swimming Program (Splash) is a gentle exercise/ relaxation program that is run at Aquamoves in the Hydro Pool.

Vision Impaired Sports ACT (VISACT) - Goal Ball and Blind Cricket

6 May 2014 - Belconnen Community Centre, Canberra, ACT
Ongoing, Vision Impaired Sports ACT (VISACT) was formed to assist people who are blind or have low vision to get involved in a number of sporting and recreational activities, including Goalball and Blind Cricket.

North Lakes VIP Group

6 May 2014 - Lake Haven Library, Lake Haven shopping centre, Lake Haven, NSW
North Lakes VIP Group meeting at the Lake Haven Library every second Monday of the month.

Shepparton Walking Group

8 May 2014 - Cnr Archer St and Channel Rd, Shepparton, VIC
Vision Australia Shepparton Walking group caters for walkers of all ages and fitness levels. The walk leaves VA Centre on Cnr Archer St and Channel Rd every second Thursday of the month at 10.30am.

Craft support group

14 May 2014 - Level 3, Suite 1, 237 Mann Street, Gosford, NSW
Occuring every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, the craft support group meets in Gosford, NSW. Come and enjoy knitting, crocheting or embroidering in the company of others with the same interests.

Ski at Mt Baw Baw with greater access

14 May 2014 - Mt Baw Baw Resort, Mt Baw Baw, VIC
Do you love skiing or experiencing something different? This is a great opportunity for anyone who is blind or has low vision.

Kogarah Monthly Book Club

26 May 2014 - Kogarah Library, Belgrave St, Kogarah, NSW
Held monthly at Kogarah Library, come along and join the Vision Australia's Kogarah Book Club and share your literary ideas with others.

Local Client Groups in Queensland

1 June 2014 - Various, Various, Queensland
Local Client Groups are a great way to regularly meet with people in your community who are blind or have low vision. Vision Australia has Local Client Groups meeting in Brisbane (Coorparoo, Cleveland, City, Nundah, Yeronga), Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Maroochydore, Toowomba and Townsville.

Local Client Groups in NSW

1 June 2014 - Various, Various, NSW
Local Client Groups are a great way to meet people in your community who are blind or have low vision. We have groups located in Albury, Ballina, Casino, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Eurobodalla, Forster-Tuncurry, Gosford, Mudgee, Newcastle, Orange, Sydney (Ashfield, Campbelltown, Caringbah, Castle Hill, Dee Why, Drummoyne, Enfield, Fairfield-Liverpool, Hawkesbury-Windsor, Lindfield, Mosman, Randwick-Coogee, St George), Wollongong, Wagga Wagga and Yamba.

Local Client Groups in ACT

1 June 2014 - Various, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Local Client Groups are a great way to meet people in your community who are blind or have low vision. Vision Australia has a Local Client Group in Canberra. They meet several times a year and welcome new members.

Vision in Voice Choir

24 June 2014 - 14 Noeleen Street, Capalaba , QLD
Ongoing, every Tuesday. Vision in voice is a choir for all, including those with sight impairment or other disabilities.

Red Legs Walking Group - Dandenong

26 June 2014 - Oasis Leisure Centre, Heatherton Road, Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria
Join this weekly walking group in Melbourne every Thursday morning for a social walk.

Tai Chi Qigong Class

26 June 2014 - Vision Australia Gosford, 3rd Floor, Gateway Centre, Gosford, NSW
Ongoing Tai Chi Qigong Classes held in Gosford NSW every Thursday, aim to help reduce stress and improve balance, posture, concentration and general well-being.

Women's Group

28 June 2014 - Various, Sunshine Coast, QLD
The Women's Group is a new support/social group for working-age women on the Southern Sunshine Coast. It meets once a month on a Saturday, and is for women who are interested in connecting with other working-age women with a vision impairment.

Keep Fit - Dandenong

30 June 2014 - Dandenong Oasis Leisure Centre, Cnr Heatherton road and Cleeland street, Melbourne, Victoria
People who are blind or have low vision are invited to participate weekly in a Keep Fit program at the Oasis Leisure Centre, Dandenong.

Ten Pin Bowling

8 July 2014 - Meet at Vision Australia, 566 Olive St, Albury, NSW
Meet at Vision Australia Albury at 10.30am for 1 game ten pin bowling with guidance from volunteers.

iPad/iPhone courses - July 2014

14 July 2014 - Vision Australia Kensington and Kooyong, Melbourne, VIC
With the success of the introductory iPad/iPhone sessions held in 2013 we are holding a new term starting in July. Find out more.

Gentle Exercise Class

8 August 2014 - Vision Australia Enfield, 4 Mitchell St, Enfield, NSW
This is a specialised low-impact class aimed at people who have either vision loss or are blind. The class incorporates components of balance and a focus on falls prevention, and will assist in improvements in spatial perception.

Monthly Book Club - Caringbah

18 August 2014 - 301 The Kingsway, Caringbah, NSW
Held monthly, come along and join the Vision Australia Book Club, Caringbah, and share your literary ideas with others.

Cronulla Monthly Social Walking Group

21 August 2014 - Meet at Cronulla Station, Cronulla, NSW
This group meets monthly. We would like to invite anyone who has low vision or are blind to join us in a social walking group, meeting at Cronulla Train Station.

Albury Social Walk

8 September 2014 - 566 Olive Street, Albury, NSW
Join the Albury Social Walk and meet new people while getting some exercise.

Knit and Crochet Group

29 September 2014 - Vision Australia office, 252 Dorset Road, Boronia, VIC
For those who like to chat while creating! The events are led by a creative, professional knitter.

Barwon Heads holiday house

1 October 2014 - Please call 1300 847 466 for more, Barwon Heads, VIC
Vision Australia clients and staff who are blind or have low vision and their families and friends are invited to stay at the holiday home in Barwon Heads.

iDevice training sessions - Enfield

7 October 2014 - 4 Mitchell Street, Enfield, NSW
If you have an iDevice running iOS 7 or later and would like to learn Voiceover gestures and the available Voiceover features, the inputting and editing of text using the onscreen keyboard, and the use of in-build apps, then you may be interested in attending this or future group training.

Brisbane’s face to face Quality Living Group

14 October 2014 - Vision Australia Brisbane, 373 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, QLD
Quality Living Groups provide a free, confidential and supportive environment to share ideas, strategies and information about dealing with vision loss.

Mystery Bus Tour

24 October 2014 - 566 Olive Street, Albury, NSW
Leaving from Vision Australia Albury, you will set off on a destination unknown on what can only be described as a magical mystery tour!

Packed - Audio described

1 November 2014 - HotHouse Theatre, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga, Victoria
Hothouse Theatre presents "Packed."

“No Boundaries” Blind Cricket at the MCG Program

2 November 2014 - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC
Blind Cricket Australia, in conjunction with our program partners, extends an invitation to blind and vision impaired persons under the age of 18 to attend the 2014 “No Boundaries” MCG introduction to blind Cricket program.

Hay fever (Audio Described)

5 November 2014 - Brisbane , Brisbane, QLD
Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations all run riot at the most outrageous of all house parties. elicity Kendal makes her Australian stage debut in Noël Coward's sublime comedy of bad manners – Hay Fever

Visions for the Future

5 November 2014 - 373 Old Cleveland Road, COORPAROO, QLD
Four presenters with vision impairments will highlight their success in particular areas of daily life and discuss some of the strategies they use and how they developed them.

Swish at Vision Australia Enfield

6 November 2014 - Vision Australia Enfield 4 Mitchell St, Enfield, NSW
First Thursday of every month. Vision Australia Enfield is now playing swish, which is blind table tennis, on a regular basis.

Indoor Archery

6 November 2014 - PCYC, Umina Beach, Central Coast, NSW
Participants instructed by an accredited coach. Supported by Gosford Vision Australia.

Jazz @ Wesley

9 November 2014 - 62 Victoria St, Warragul, Victoria
Entertainment by Rampart Street Jazz Band. All proceeds to fund Vision Australia services in Gippsland

Making Braille Cards

20 November 2014 - Enfield Office, 4 Mitchell St, Enfield, NSW
Use your braille skills to design personal greeting cards.

Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall (Audio description)

20 November 2014 - Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli, NSW
Winner of the 2001 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2000 London Critics’ Circle Award and the 2000 Evening Standard Award, Joe Penhall’s riveting comic thriller puts sanity, race and power through psychoanalysis with wit and earnest questioning of how the 'insane’ should be treated in our 'sane’ world.

Rail Trail Bike Ride

21 November 2014 - 566 Olive Street, Albury, NSW
Join us for a fun 30km bike ride from Bright to Myrtleford - with some breaks along the way!

Campbelltown Monthly Book Club

26 November 2014 - 1 Carberry Lane, Campbelltown, NSW
Vision Australia's Campbelltown Book Club is held monthly at Campbelltown RSL where we meet to discuss books and authors - the choice is yours. The group is made up of people of all ages who have low vision or are blind.

Audio Described Touch Tour of White Heat jewellery exhibition

29 November 2014 - Wollongong Art Gallery. Cnr Kembla & Burelli Streets, Wollongong, Victoria
An exhibition of ceramic wearables created using a diverse range of approaches, materials and techniques with tactile pieces for audience engagement. Curated by Zara Collins

Gasp!

29 November 2014 - Playhouse, Q PAC, Brisbane, QLD
Infused with the sarcastic, sharp wit that made Elton a household name, the play is a breathtaking, biting, brilliantly funny satire on the heartlessness of big business and the ruthlessness of the advertising industry.

Four Senses - Taste of Darkness

29 November 2014 - 160 St Johns Road, Glebe, Sydney, NSW
Join My Kitchen Rules 2014 stars Shannelle and Uel for a delicious 3-course dinner in the dark.

Pennsylvania Avenue by Joanna Murray-Smith

2 December 2014 - Sumner Theatre, Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips reunite for a follow-up to the runaway hit 'Songs for Nobodies’.

Big Sing for people who are blind or vision impaired

3 December 2014 - Ground floor meeting room, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD, VIC
Come to a friendly, fun singing session at Vision Australia, Kensington and get in touch with your inner Adele, Bono, Beyonce, Elvis or Cher! Have a laugh, learn some basic voice technique and sing some good songs in a relaxed environment where no-one cares how good or bad you sound.

Switzerland by Joanna Murray-Smith

5 December 2014 - Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Finely plotted, suspenseful and surprising, Switzerland will have you on the edge of your seat.

Come & Try Blind Cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground

6 December 2014 - Sydney Cricket Ground, SCG, Sydney, NSW
Blind Cricket Australia, in conjunction with our program partners, extends an invitation to vision impaired persons of all ages to attend the 2014 “SCG introduction to blind Cricket.”

Verdi’s Falstaff presented by Opera Australia

6 December 2014 - State Theatre, Arts Centre , Melbourne, VIC
It’s an incredibly skillful distillation of the slightly unwieldy farce Shakespeare wrote. As a piece of comic writing, it is nearly faultless.

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

12 December 2014 - Sydney Theatre, Pier 4, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, NSW
In wordplay and swordplay, Cyrano de Bergerac has no peer. Richard Roxburgh returns to STC to play with customary panache the title role.

Vision Australia's Jet Boat Day Out

13 December 2014 - International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lakes. Enter via Gate A, just off Old Castlereagh Rd, Sydney, NSW
The Jet Boat Association of Australia are pleased to announce an exciting morning of Jet Boat Rides for people who are blind or have low vision, their friends and family.

100 years of Red Cross - Audio Described

30 January 2015 - Albury LibraryMuseum Foyer, Cnr Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury, NSW
100 years of Red Cross - This interesting exhibition is audio described by experienced volunteers.
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