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Down Syndrome Victoria is Victoria’s statewide peak organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families.

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Down Syndrome Victoria (DSV) is Victoria’s peak organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families.

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Down Syndrome Victoria is a community based not-for-profit membership organisation established in 1978, made up of people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and professionals, all committed to achieving positive change.

We advocate with and for people with Down syndrome to have access to the same opportunities, supports and community activities as other Victorians. We work within a human rights framework, consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability.

We want to live in a society where people with Down syndrome are valued, and enjoy social and economic inclusion.

Together, we can and will create this inclusive community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9486 9600 or info@dsav.asn.au if you would like to speak with a team member or find out more about our organisation. Our office hours are 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday.

We offer a range of services and supports to people with Down syndrome, their families and professionals across the lifespan.

  • Advice, support, workshops, information, social groups and community for people with Down syndrome
  • Personal and tailored support for parents and other family members during pregnancy and throughout the lifespan
  • Online community groups for families and people with Down syndrome
  • Training and information workshops covering a wide range of topics for people with Down syndrome, families, education and health professionals
  • An Education Program providing an extensive suite of resources, support and information for families and education professionals
  • A jam-packed calendar of events, including an annual Family Fun Day to connect and celebrate community
  • A regular newsletter, podcast and social media groups where you can explore the latest topics of interest and connect with like-minded people
  • Systemic advocacy that supports the full participation of people with Down syndrome in the economic and social life of the community


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Down Syndrome Victoria

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This page tells you about Down Syndrome Victoria and the work that we do.

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Down Syndrome Victoria is the organisation for people with Down syndrome and families in Victoria.

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We help people with Down syndrome and families with support, information and resources.

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We have support services for people with Down syndrome and families, at all stages of life.

Our Services

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Here are the services we offer:

• groups and activities

• information about Down syndrome

• support for people with Down syndrome

• support for parents and families

• support for professionals and teachers

• workshops and training.

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We also advocate for people with Down syndrome and their families.

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This means we help to make sure that people with Down syndrome can be fully included in their community.

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You can find out more about our services on our website.

Go to our Services and supports page.

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You can find our policies on our website. This means the way we work, and your rights as a customer.

Go to our Policies and Procedures.

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You can read our latest news on our website.

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Events

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We have events like social clubs, outings, workshops and webinars.

You can read about our events on our Events page.

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Contact Us

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Telephone: 1300 658 873

Email: info@dsav.asn.au

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Looking for a suitable secondary school for your child with Down syndrome?

You can now register for our virtual 'Transition to secondary school' information session on Wednesday 1 May to learn about:🔸 the range of schooling options available🔸 how to select an appropriate school for your child🔸 the enrolment process🔸 tips and strategies for a successful transition to secondary school.Find out more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/…ID: Three teenagers are sitting together and talking in a classroom. #downsyndromevic #downsyndrome #parents ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago
Looking for a suitable secondary school for your child with Down syndrome?

You can now register for our virtual Transition to secondary school information session on Wednesday 1 May to learn about:

🔸 the range of schooling options available
🔸 how to select an appropriate school for your child
🔸 the enrolment process
🔸 tips and strategies for a successful transition to secondary school.

Find out more and register at www.downsyndrome.org.au/event/transition-to-secondary-school-3

ID: Three teenagers are sitting together and talking in a classroom. 

 #downsyndromevic #downsyndrome #parents

Join us for an online information session on Monday 29 April with guest speakers Amanda and Sue from Carer Gateway – a free service designed by carers for carers.

The program, developed by the Australian Government, allows you to access a range of services and support in person, online or over the phone.Register for our session to find out more about the program and hear about how Amanda and Sue’s lived experience brought their professional journeys to Carer Gateway, enriching the service with their personal insights and compassion for other carers. 💙💛More information and registration details are on our website: https://downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/…ID: A toddler is playing and peeking out from under a table. #downsyndromevic #downsyndrome #carers #CarerGateway #parents ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Join us for an online information session on Monday 29 April with guest speakers Amanda and Sue from Carer Gateway – a free service designed by carers for carers.

The program, developed by the Australian Government, allows you to access a range of services and support in person, online or over the phone.

Register for our session to find out more about the program and hear about how Amanda and Sue’s lived experience brought their professional journeys to Carer Gateway, enriching the service with their personal insights and compassion for other carers. 💙💛

More information and registration details are on our website: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/learn-about-carer-gateway/

ID: A toddler is playing and peeking out from under a table. 

 #downsyndromevic #downsyndrome #carers #CarerGateway #parents

Know any teens who want to see a visual masterpiece at The Lume and have lunch at DFO South Wharfs?

This event is on Saturday 27 April from 11am to 2pm.Club21 Teens is for 14 to 18 year olds who want some social fun in a supported environment. Club21 is an NDIS service. For more information and to book into an event, email Brad on bradc@dsav.asn.au ID: The poster says Club 21 Teens, The Lume: Leonardo Da Vinci 500 years of genius. The Lume 5 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf. Tickets $29.90. #downsyndrome #downsyndromevic #club21teens #thelume ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
Know any teens who want to see a visual masterpiece at The Lume and have lunch at DFO South Wharfs? 

This event is on Saturday 27 April from 11am to 2pm.

Club21 Teens is for 14 to 18 year olds who want some social fun in a supported environment. Club21 is an NDIS service. 

For more information and to book into an event, email Brad on bradc@dsav.asn.au 

ID: The poster says Club 21 Teens, The Lume: Leonardo Da Vinci 500 years of genius. The Lume 5 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf. Tickets $29.90. 

 #downsyndrome #downsyndromevic #club21teens #thelume

Do you have children under 18? We are hosting an information session about Down syndrome and preventive health on Wednesday 17 April at 7.30pm on Zoom.

You will learn about:💙 tips to maintain health and wellbeing💛 COVID-19 and other common viruses💙 the immunisation schedule 💛 what to do if your child is unwell.To find out more and to register, visit https://downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/…ID: A young girl getting her lungs listened to with a stethoscope. #downsyndromevic #downsyndrome #parenting #health #healthtips ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Do you have children under 18? We are hosting an information session about Down syndrome and preventive health on Wednesday 17 April at 7.30pm on Zoom.

You will learn about:
💙 tips to maintain health and wellbeing
💛 COVID-19 and other common viruses
💙 the immunisation schedule 
💛 what to do if your child is unwell.

To find out more and to register, visit https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/blog/event/health-information-session/

ID: A young girl getting her lungs listened to with a stethoscope. 

 #downsyndromevic #downsyndrome #parenting #health #healthtips

Get In Touch

Get in Touch

Street address: 552 Victoria Street, Wurundjeri Country, North Melbourne 3051

Postal address: 552 Victoria Street, Wurundjeri Country, North Melbourne 3051

Phone: 03 9486 9600

Toll free: 1300 658 873

Email: info@dsav.asn.au

Office Hours: 10:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Thursday

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