Victorian Aboriginal Ear & Speech Health Group (VAESH)

The VAESH Group meet regularly to discuss ear/hearing and speech concerns and challenges currently faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Victoria. 

The Group’s aim is to reduce the burden of disease and closing the gap in ear/hearing and speech health.

The Group share successes and address challenges in the implementation of programs and projects that relate to ear/hearing and speech care and support the coordination of state-wide activity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ear/hearing and speech health to avoid duplication.


The Group includes representatives from the following organisations. VACCHO Members chair the group.

  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
    Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
  • Sound Fair
  • Barwon Region Aboriginal Ear Health Project Advisory Group.
  • La Trobe University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria
  • Hearing Australia (HAP-EE – Hearing assessment program early ears and Community Service Obligations)
  • Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program
  • Commonwealth Department of Health – Health Engagement & Representation Vic-Tas
  • Victorian Department of Health -Senior Policy Officer, Aboriginal Health
  • Audiology Australia
  • Speech Pathology Australia
  • Murray PHN
  • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery – Victorian President


Enquiries from Members can be made by filling out and submitting this form.

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