About Us

Without the persistance of his dog Oliver, Peter would have slept on, unaware of the fire in his kitchen.

About us

Lions Hearing Dogs is a not-for-profit organisation that provides hearing dogs and training in their use to hearing impaired people throughout Australia. Dogs and follow-up support are provided free of charge.

We’ve supplied nearly 500 dogs Australia-wide since 1982.

The majority of our funding comes from Australian Lions clubs which, together with other donations and sponsorship, makes it possible for us to produce highly trained and effective hearing dogs.

We have an executive officer, a head trainer and four trainers, an assistant trainer, a kennel manager and two kennel staff.

We do not have volunteers at our centre, but new owners are supported by their sponsoring Lions club when they receive their dogs.

Our training centre in the Adelaide Hills is on six acres that contains all the kennels and training facilities. Visit our centre and see how our hearing dogs work.

Our management board

The organisation is overseen by a volunteer management board, which in turn reports to the Australian Lions Multiple District Council of Governors.

Chairman

Lion Peter Harrison
pha61836@bigpond.net.au

Secretary

PDG Frank Gratton
frank.gratton@bigpond.com

Treasurer

PDG Graham Smithers
gkjm@adam.au

Centre Manager

PCC Bill Holmes
hearingdogs@picknowl.com.au

Committee

Lion John Chate NSW Representative
johnchate@bigpond.com

Committee

PDG Lyn Shoemark SA & NT Representative

Committee

Lion Geoff Clow Tas Representative
geoff49@bigpond.net.au

Committee

PDG Barry Brockbank QLD Representative