There are many opportunities to become involved in Deaf community activities.

Sports, Social and Recreational Groups:


We strive to give our young people a warm, nurturing and collaborative community which provides support, confidence, courage, positivity, and aspirations for their future. Auckland Deaf Youth Group is designed to focus on Deaf youth, Hard of Hearing (Hoh) youth, and CODAs that are 13 to 30 years old, but we welcome all connections (Deaf or not). We aim to sustain the togetherness of our Deaf youth and community to benefit our current and future generations and encourage our youth to actively engage in knowledge and skill building. For more information, email us or go to our facebook page:


Joining our fishing group is great way to socialise and have fun at sea and maybe catch a fish or two. They go out regularly in the Kaipara harbour as well as weekends away at Ranfurly Banks and Great Barrier Island.
For more information please contact


The Outdoor Adventure Group meets for activities once a month throughout the year and participate in events such as walks to the West Coast at the northern point of the Manukau Heads at Whatipu and the Cascade Track in the Waitekere Ranges.


Our Senior Citizens meet fortnightly on a Wednesday for socialising, fundraising, booked speakers and lunch. They play bingo and other social events as well as trips away to places such as a ferry ride in the Coromandal and a trip to the Waihi Gold mine and museum.


This club meets every third Sunday at Pins Lincoln in Henderson and everyone is welcome to join in. Like the Indoor Bowls club, they also have been very successful in competitions and their 20th Anniversary in 2018 will be marked by them hosting the 25th National Deaf Championships.


The Indoor Bowls club meets fortnightly to play and are keen for new members to join them. They have been very successful in competitions and they are looking forward to hosting the New Zealand Indoor Bowels Championships at Easter 2018.


Our Lawn Bowls team has been very successful and have won many competitions and trophies. The club will be hosting the World Deaf Lawns Bowls Championships in Christchurch in 2019 and new members are warmly welcomed.

Facebook Groups:

Deaf Rainbow LGBTQI+

Auckland Deaf Society supports diversity and Deaf-Gay identity. We are proud to be a supporter of the goals of the Deaf Rainbow Group. Deaf Rainbow participate in the Auckland Pride Festival and the Big Gay out. They also host various events throughout the year to support, educate and create a sense of connection for Deaf LGBTQI+ people and their friends and families.
For information or to become part of this group email << tbc>>

Deaf Arts Group

Auckland Deaf Society has a special facebook group for people who are interested in the creative arts. Information is regularly posted on this page about Deaf accessible events such as exhibitions, live performances.

Wiggly Fingers Kids Club

For information about family friendly events activities why not join our Wiggly Fingers Kids facebook page. Its also a great way to connect with other families in the Deaf community.