Deaf Sports & Recreation Queensland

Deaf Sports & Recreation Queensland (DSRQ) provides opportunities for, and encourages deaf and hard of hearing people in sports and recreation – we organise events with state level organisations to provide sports and recreational activities for deaf and hard of hearing people, and to facilitate learning new skills for our pathways to Australia Deaf Games and Deaflympics. DSRQ organised social, recreation and sports for Queenslanders since 1955. We support people with a range of hearing loss

  • Deaf people who use Auslan.
  • Hard of hearing people.
  • Deaf people with other disabilities.
  • Child of Deaf Adults (CODAs).
  • Parents of Deaf Child

Because the scope of the Deaf Community includes service providers, professional people and education, we work with these people to provide equal access and participation for all deaf stakeholders. Some of the ways we support our members are by:

  • providing sport, recreation, and school programs and services delivered by our staff and experienced volunteers; and
  • We also play a vital role in the community, educating people about involving people with hearing loss in all activities, and encouraging stakeholders to include people with hearing loss in sports and social activities.

Opportunities available

FairPlaySporting School
Parents can apply for funding towards programs organised by
DSRQ – these programs can be arranged at a number of sports clubs.
See the FairPlay website to apply for more information about FairPlay.Queensland Government
Run a Sporting Schools Program with our Sports Development Officer.
See Sport Australia’s website for more information about Sporting Schools.Jack Newton Junior Golf
Active Deaf Sport ClubOther services

Our Sport Development Officer will provide an awareness training to
making the sport inclusive.
You can contact Julie to organise one for your team, club or organisation.

See here for more information about ADSC.

DSRQ hosts a number of services. Contact Julie for more information.

List of services available from Queensland:

  • Multi-sports day (ADK)
  • Deaf Sports Day
  • Deaf Futsal Gala Day
  • Deaf Youth Sport Camp
  • Regional Tour
  • DSRQ Forum

Contact details:
Julie Lyons – Sports Development Officer