Established in 1960, Guide Dogs Queensland has been helping to “equip, empower and educate” blind and vision impaired Queenslanders, of all ages, with a wide range of top-quality orientation and mobility services.
With less than seven per cent government funding for some specific rehabilitation services, and none for our Guide Dogs, we rely on the generosity of individuals, corporate sponsors and people who leave a bequest in their Will so that we can continue to fund our vital work.
We are best known for our icon - the Guide Dog, however, this service is just a small part of what we do. Our services include:
- Guide Dog training and placement;
- White Cane training;
- Electronic Travel Aids training;
- Community and professional education workshops;
- Mobility programs for vision impaired and blind children; and
- Counselling by our on staff psychologist.
Services are delivered both in the community and through residential programs during which clients learn new skills and live on site in our Client Residence.
GDQ is the only service provider in Queensland that offers this complete range of rehabilitation services, and we have seven regional offices at Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Toowoomba and on the Gold and Sunshine coasts.
Thousands of blind and vision impaired Queenslanders turn to us each year, seeking our support, training and resources to be equipped with information, services and tools that help them overcome this disability and remain active at home, in the community and at work.
Ultimately people with vision impairment seek empowerment to live full and independent lives.
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- Guide Dogs
- Freecall 1800 810 122
- Guide Dogs Shop
- 1800 007 460
- Head Office
Guide Dogs Queensland
Breeding and Training Centre
1978 Gympie Rd
Bald Hills, Qld, 4036