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MEDIA ALERT – Saturday – 25 November . Good vibrations at Victoria’s largest Deaf Festival, celebrating 43 years.

Expression Australia < 1 mins read

World latest haptic vest technology and the Deaf Indigenous Dance Group (DIDG) will bring music to the Deaf Festival hosted by Expression Australia.

Haptic vibration vests were named in Time Magazine as one of the best inventions of 2023, Deaf indigenous dancers use clap sticks and the didgeridoo to do the same in a different experience.


More than 500 people are expected at the celebration of Deaf culture, business and community that includes market stalls and Deaf dog adoption


When: Saturday, 25 November 2023

               10am – DIDG performance


Where: Sunshine College West Campus

              25A Lachlan Rd, Sunshine West



Available for interview:

Deaf Indigenous Dance Group – Founder Patty Morris Banjo

New Collective, haptic vests – Kylie Davis

Hear no evil – Deaf dog adoption – Jo Heyman

GingerSnap Patisserie - Vegan Pastry Chef Brett Duncan

SES Volunteer- Shanleigh Meldrum

Expression Australia CEO - Rebecca Adam


Auslan Interpreters will be on site to facilitate interviews.



Key Facts:

Available for interview:

* Deaf Indigenous Dance Group – 

* Haptic Vests - Time Magazine Best Invention 2023

* Deaf dog adoption 


Auslan Interpreters will be on site to facilitate interviews.


About us:

·      Expression Australia’s purpose is to create opportunities for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing by delivering targeted services and affecting social change. Expression Australia enables Deaf communities to flourish and is inclusive of all members of those communities, irrespective of age or background. 

Expression Australia, formerly the Deaf Society was established in 1884.

More than four million Australians are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Contact details:


Kellie Curtain – M 0412339690

Media Parking Available at Gate 1 (Car Park A)

Please SMS your intention to attend.


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