Launch of the BCA NSW/ACT State Division to be audio streamed!


The BCA Board and NSW/ACT State Division Committee invite you to join us to celebrate the launch of our first state division. The launch will be held on Saturday July 14th at the Newcastle Travelodge.

The event will be streamed via the links below.

The NSW/ACT State Division was formed when, in late  2017, the decision was made to consolidate Blind Citizens New South Wales into Blind Citizens Australia. Since then, the State Division Committee has developed its first annual plan, which sets out an ambitious but sustainable road map for the new state division in its first eighteen months.

The Internet broadcast will commence at 10:20AM (AEST) on Saturday July 14th and the program will include:

  • A welcome to Newcastle from Stephen Belbin, President Newcastle Hunter Valley Branch
  • Introductory Comments by John Simpson, BCA President
  • Launch of BCA NSW/ACT State Division by Michael Simpson General Manager NSW/ACT Vision Australia
  • A national update from Emma Bennison, BCA CEO
  • Information about the forthcoming BCA NSW/ACT State Convention and “Spring into Action Month” from Joana d’Orey Novo, Chair BCA NSW/ACT State Division
  • An Introduction to the NSW/ACT State Division Plan by Krystel Malcolm and Sally Aurisch – NSW/ACT Co-Ordinators
  • Announcement of a new partnership between BCA and the Guide Dogs Association of NSW/ACT from John Simpson and James Bennett, Director, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT

The event will conclude with an open Question and Answer session. You can submit your questions and comments by text message to 0488 824 623.

To join the program, follow these links:


Opportunity for young people to attend US Summer Camp

Blind Citizens Australia is calling for expressions of interest from young people aged eighteen to twenty to attend the Enchanted Hills Summer Camp in California, USA, in 2018. Find out more about this exciting opportunity.

Getting what you need in the new world of disability care and support. Victorian Workshops now open for registrations.

Throughout April, May and June, Blind Citizens Australia will be hosting several workshops across Victoria to provide more information about the National Disability Insurance Scheme and My Aged Care. Find out more about the benefits of these workshops and how you can register.

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

On Thursday 8 March our CEO Emma Bennison spoke at an International Women’s Day event hosted by Amnesty International. The theme was “Inspiring Women”, and you can read her words here.


Braille Music Camp 2016

A Camp for Braille readers who love music and want to learn, improve, transcribe or teach Braille music.

The 31st Camp will be held at Frensham, Range Road, Mittagong NSW 2575
From Saturday evening 25th June to breakfast Saturday 2nd July 2016

An Application form can be downloaded here: 2016 braille camp application form

For further details Contact:
Roma Dix,
11 Bourne Close
Mittagong NSW 2575
P: 02 48 711 086
M: 0432 466 882