Accessibility Statement

The Australia Council for the Arts is committed to ensuring greater access to the arts for all Australians. This includes providing access to our programs and services for people with disabilities.

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You can change the size of the text on our website to suit your preference using your browser setting. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu at the top of your screen, select Text size, then choose to view with larger or smaller type. For other browsers, consult the browser Help for details.

You can also view the Web Accessibility Initiative website for useful instructions on How to Change Text Size or Colours.

Website accessibility

The Australia Council for the Arts is committed to ensuring our website complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines developed by W3C. This website aims to meet all of the W3C Priority 1 as well as all Priority 2 checkpoints meaning that the Australia Council meets the Level AA Success Criteria. You can see all the available pages on the sitemap.

If you have any concerns or questions about the accessibility of our website please feel free to provide us with your feedback.

Grants information in accessible formats

All Australia Council grants information including guidelines and application forms are available in accessible formats, upon request. Formats include word documents, audio disk, Braille and large print. We also accept applications for all our programs in accessible formats.

Please note that requests for translated materials will need to allow for a three week turnaround time. Contact our Communications and Marketing team to discuss your specific requirements.


Telephone: +61 (0)2 9215 9199 or Toll Free 1800 226 912

National Relay Service

The Australia Council uses the National Relay Service to increase access to our programs and services for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. The National Relay Service is an Australia-wide telephone access service available to anyone who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.

To make a National Relay Service call:

Type and read, type and listen, or speak and read

133 677 or 1800 555 677 to call a toll-free 1800 number

Speak and listen (speech to speech relay)

1300 555 727 or 1800 555 727 to call a toll-free 1800 number



The Australia Council’s toll-free number is 1800 226 912.

Auslan Interpreter Service

The Australia Council offers an Auslan Interpreter Service for people who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment. If you require the use of this service when attending an Australia Council event or when meeting with our staff, please notify us directly and we will arrange an interpreter for you.

The Interpreter Service is available throughout Australia, including in regional areas.

To ensure an interpreter is available we will need to receive your request at least two weeks prior to the event.

Phonic Ear Sound System

The Australia Council now has a Phonic Ear Sound System which assists to amplify and clarify sound in public presentation contexts, for people who are hearing impaired. The system is fully portable, making it available for use anywhere in Australia.

If you are planning to attend an Australia Council public information session or event and would benefit from the use of the Phonic Ear system, please contact us directly to place a request.

Australia Council events and accessible venues

The Australia Council is committed to ensuring all our events and client meetings are hosted in wheelchair accessible venues.

When hosting an event, the Australia Council will ensure that all promotional material includes an access ‘by-line’ and symbol, indicating that the event is wheelchair accessible. The ‘by-line’ will also invite guests to notify us of any other access requirements they may have.

Languages other than English

If you would like to speak with staff of the Australia Council in your first language, please telephone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (local call anywhere in Australia) and ask to be connected with the Australia Council. We also accept applications for all our programs in languages other than English.

Indigenous Languages

The Australia Council acknowledges and supports the use of Indigenous languages. If you would like to discuss your project or submit your application in your first language, please contact an Indigenous language centre. For a list of Indigenous language centres in your area, refer to the National Indigenous Languages Contacts Directory available from FATSIL – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation of Languages, 295 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, phone 03 9602 4700 or visit

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