Save the date! Vision Australia Careers Sampler is back!

01 April 2021

The Vision Australia Careers Sampler is back in 2021 and we want you involved on Saturday, May 8!

Now in its third year, the Careers Sampler brings children and young people who are blind or have low vision and their families together to hear from a range of people about pursuing and achieving career and employment goals.

The 2021 Careers Sampler will feature a keynote speech from Dr Theresa Ruig, Vision Australia volunteer partnerships director. Dr Ruig’s speech will cover her lived experience as someone who is blind, how volunteering can support the development of career skills, what the workplace of the future will look like for people who are blind or have low vision, and more.

The event will also again feature a panel of people who are blind or have low vision who will share their employment journeys, including the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

Dr Ruig’s keynote speech and the panel discussion will be broadcast via videoconferencing from Sydney to locations across Australia.

Careers Sampler attendees will then get the chance to meet with mentors who are blind or have low vision in an informal, conversational environment about their career experiences.

You can also view the 2020 keynote speech by Dr Karen Wolffe as well as the 2020 panel discussion

2021 Vision Australia Careers Sampler

When: Saturday, May 8 from Saturday, May 8 from 1pm – 4.30pm AEST. Registrations open at 12.30pm AEST.


  • Sydney - Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftsbury Road, Burwood, NSW
  • Melbourne – Vision Australia Kooyong
  • Brisbane – Vision Australia Coorparoo
  • Maroochdore - Vision Australia Maroochydore*
  • Perth - Vision Australia Perth*

*Please note, Maroochydore and Perth attendees will connect with mentors via Zoom, not in person.

How to attend: We'll have more information for everyone soon on how they can secure their place at the 2021 Careers Sampler!

Further locations across Australia are being finalised. For more information about attending the Careers Sampler outside of Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne or any other questions, email