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19 April 2021
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The community, their family and friends all turned up to enjoy a fantastic day out at the Expression Australia Family Day at Melbourne Museum. We had over 350 registered attendees who got to enjoy Auslan tours, storytime, pop-up classes and a sign choir workshop.

All activities were accessible for Deaf and hearing families as they were led by Deaf tutors and presenters in Auslan and interpreted into English.

Activities included:

  • Pop-up Auslan classes led by Kylie Beasley
  • Auslan storytelling led by Kerrie Taylor
  • Sign choir workshop led by Julia Murphy
  • Auslan tour with Shirley Liu and Natasha Ravlich

Attendees also got to enjoy a free drink, icecream and goodie bag that included crayons, colouring pencils, a wristband and a mug for the parents to use.

We also launched Auslan Anywhere, an interactive platform that connects Creators (fluent Auslan users) and Learners, so that Learners can request Auslan content from Creators. This allows creators to contribute to the learning of Auslan. If you would like to get invoved, you can sign up as a Learner or Creator by clicking the button below.

Sign up as an:

Don't forget that we currently have a competition running for both Auslan Anywhere Learners and Creators where you could win 1 of 6 $100 Prezzee vouchers!

Learner Competition:

Sign up as a learner on Auslan Anywhere if you are not registered already and upload 3 requests before Saturday, 1 May, 2021. For every 3 requests you upload, you will get 1 entry in the draw (e.g. if you post 6 requests during the time you will get 2 entries in the draw). So, the more requests you post, the higher your chance to win!

Creator Competition:

Sign up as a creator on Auslan Anywhere if you are not registered already and respond to 3 learner requests before Saturday, 1 May, 2021.

For every 3 videos you upload, you will get 1 entry in the draw (e.g. if you post 6 videos during the time you will get 2 entries in the draw). So, the more videos you post, the higher your chance to win!

Winners will be announced on Expression Australia’s website and social media.


We would like to thank Melbourne Museum for proudly supporting this event and the Telstra Foundation's Tech4Good program for funding Auslan Anywhere.