Australian Capital Territory

On this page you will find contact and useful information for branches in the ACT.

Ever wanted to know what is available to you as a person who is blind or vision impaired in your state? Our first state based toolkit was launched at the 2014 NSW State Convention. Other state based toolkits have now been developed. The state based toolkits outline financial support, information for parents and for students, transport entitlements, home and living, aids and equipment, health and wellbeing, leisure as well as advocacy and legal support.

Here is the ACT toolkit (Word doc)

You can also obtain a copy of the toolkit in your preferred format by contacting Blind Citizens Australia’s head office on (03) 9654 1400, or toll free, on 1800 033 660. Other state toolkits can be found at BCA State Based Toolkits

ACT Branch

President
Vicki Scheeren
Phone:  (02) 6297 7884
Email: vickischeeren@southernphone.com.au


Vice President
Peter Granleese
Phone: (02) 6254 3910
Email: pgrany@bigpond.com


Secretary
Sharon Sobey
Phone:  (02) 6254 7326
Mobile:  0419 263 413
Email: koala@areujoking.com


National Policy and Development Council ACT Representative
Robert Altamore
Phone: (02) 6287 7512
Email: altamr@bigpond.com

About ACT Branch

Purpose

This branch is constituted as a Branch of Blind Citizens Australia (BCA). BCA is a nation-wide organisation, which all legally blind Australian residents may join as a matter of right, to promote the common purpose of their total welfare through joint action and mutual support.  BCA’s mission is to achieve equity and equality by our empowerment, by promoting positive community attitudes, and by striving for high quality and accessible services which meet our needs.

 

BCA’s national unity is its strength and its active Branches are its life.
 

Year of Establishment

BCA’s ACT Branch was established in1983. From 1985 to 2004 the Branch was known as the National Federation of Blind Citizens of Australia ACT Branch Inc. This Branch had this name as it was incorporated in its own right. In 2004, the branch was de-incorporated.
 
The Branch is currently run by volunteers.