Festival Information

Deaf Festival Sydney is back in 2022!

Everyone is welcome to come along and celebrate the Deaf community’s rich culture, language, history and achievements.

The festival is run by the Deaf community, to celebrate the Deaf community. There will be performances from Deaf artists, workshops including an introduction to Auslan, kids activities as well as stalls showcasing Deaf businesses, services and initiatives.

This is a bilingual event with interpreters available, so we’d love to see you there.

Below you will find information about the festival. If you have questions, please contact the organising committee on [email protected]

Festival goers

We’re busy finalising the festival program which will include all the amazing entertainment, activities, performances, stalls and food and drink that will be available on the day. Keep an eye on our social media channels for when this is released.

Getting there

This year, the festival is held at a new venue – Cathy Freeman Park in Sydney Olympic Park. This venue is bigger, easier to get to and more central for those travelling from interstate.

Address: Cathy Freeman Park, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. Click here to view on Google Maps.

Public Transport: Is recommended. You can catch the train, bus or ferry. More information can be found here.

Parking: The closest car park is P3. Make sure you pre-book your parking. For information about Accessible Parking click here.

Stall holders

Previously, the festival has welcomed more than 800 Deaf community members and allies, making it the second biggest congregation of Deaf community members in the Southern Hemisphere. 

If you are a Deaf business owner or service provider to the Deaf community, and would like to showcase your products or services directly to the Deaf community, fill out our form here.

Performers / Entertainment / Activities

Are you a Deaf artist, performer or band and want to showcase your talents in front of the crowd at Deaf Festival Sydney? Then contact our program coordinator and join an amazing line up of Deaf talent [email protected] 

Volunteers

Our festival needs volunteers to help make the day run smoothly. This includes interpreter volunteers to support communication and general event volunteers to help with set up and pack down. If you want to get involved, fill out our form here.