Guide Dog puppies and a trained guide dog with the Guide Dogs Victoria logo
black guide dog in training

The story behind the services.

At Guide Dogs Victoria, we provide vital support for Victorians with low vision or blindness. We have done since 1957. Since then, our services have grown far beyond just the dogs themselves to include a wide range of community initiatives, and training and education programs.

We work to ensure people with low vision or blindness are active and involved members of the community. We do this by teaching practical skills to help children and adults reach their personal potential: regardless of when or how they became affected by low vision or blindness. These skills are developed under our Orientation & Mobility training programs and with the support of Occupational Therapists.

blind woman with trained guide dog

Helping people with low vision explore the world.

From maintaining a home, to eating at a restaurant, or attending work, school or university — we empower people to achieve their unique goals with whatever mobility aids or training is necessary.

We help you explore and achieve your personal potential.

Our services are provided at no direct cost to our clients on an ongoing basis. Given that we receive less than 13% of our funding needs from the government, we are dependent upon generous community support.

We are proud to have been named Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Charity for six years running, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Guide Dog puppy asleep on a large stuffed bear

WIN an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Guide Dogs Victoria!

The highest fundraiser will receive a behind the scenes tour of Guide Dogs Victoria (Kew campus) at a mutually convenient time.

You will experience the breeding centre, training facilities and see first-hand a Guide Dog in training.