A word from our CEO, Karen Hayes

2020 is here and over the last few weeks, I have found myself reflecting on the fabulous year that 2019 was for Guide Dogs Victoria.  So much of this success was due to our generous supporters, and for that, I am ever so grateful. 

Such kind and generous support for Guide Dogs Victoria is what makes this all possible.  In 2019, together we achieved:

  • 21,000 hours of service delivery
  • 9,824 lives were changed – including clients and their families
  • 7,804 Guide Dog training sessions
  • 155 puppies born in our nursery, Cute HQ
  • 66 Clients were matched with a Guide or Therapy Dog
  • 442 working dogs across Victoria – including Guide Dogs, Companion Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Ambassador Dogs, Breeding Dogs and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Dogs


In 2020, we will deliver even more services, change the lives of more Victorians and their families, and match more clients with a life changing Guide or Therapy Dog.  We will also see our wonderful campus start to change as the redevelopment progresses from a dream to the reality of becoming the world’s first sensory campus. 

Thank you again for your generous support to Guide Dogs Victoria.  We are all so excited about 2020 and look forward to sharing more of our journey with you throughout the course of this year. 

A woman is standing on a bluestone pathway with her yellow Guide Dog in harness

Every dollar you donate to Guide Dogs Victoria touches the lives of men, women and children living with low vision or blindness.

Please help us to help more people who are living with low vision or blindness.