Dialogue in the Dark™ Explore the unseen in an enlightening journey through Melbourne

Dialogue in the Dark™ is an exciting sensory journey set in total darkness. It is a completely immersive experience allowing you to step outside of your comfort zone and into the shoes of a person with blindness or low vision, as you draw upon your senses to experience life as you never have before.

During the 1 hour tour, you’re equipped with a white cane to assist with wayfinding and a skilled guide with blindness or low vision to lead you on your journey.

Your tour guide will lead you through a series of simulated environments—both every day and iconically Melbourne—on an incredibly familiar journey in the unfamiliarity of complete darkness.

The tour lasts for about an hour, but the effects are life-changing. Dialogue in the Dark™ gives you the opportunity to realise just how much you can achieve, adapt to change and appreciate the skills of others.

“It’s the only exhibition where I saw nothing, but felt so much.”

Phillip, Melbourne
Infographic: 9/10 visitors agree it greatly improved their understanding of people with blindness.

Contact information Getting there

Dialogue in the Dark™

The District Docklands, 29-31 Star Crescent, Docklands 3008

Get directions (Google maps)

Shot of the window to the entrance to Dialogue in the Dark, Waterfront City, Docklands

Dialogue in the Dark What's involved?

Over a 60-minute period, visitors discover:

  • How to find orientation and move in the dark
  • How to identify the world through the remaining senses
  • How to communicate and collaborate without sight

Learn about the interactive experience

Visit the Dialogue in the Dark™ website

“An adventure on the way in and an education coming out.”

Kristie, Melbourne
Infographic: 87% of visitors strong agree 'dialogue' is important for Victoria

Dialogue in the Dark Employment opportunities

To register your interest in employment with Dialogue in the Dark™, please submit your details to hr@guidedogsvictoria.com.au.

Dialogue in the Dark Program partners

Dialogue in the Dark opens in Melbourne in May 2017. It is brought to you by Guide Dogs Victoria and our partners.

Gold Partners:

Event Partners:

  • Better Living Group
  • Dialogue Social Enterprise
  • FPPV Architecture

We have additional partnership opportunities available. For further information:

Melbourne tram with Dialogue in the Dark advertising

More information Visit the Dialogue in the Dark™ website

Visit the Dialogue in the Dark™ website

Dialogue in the Dark rated “excellent” by our visitors.

The concept of Dialogue in the Dark and its related trademarks are the intellectual property of Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH

Shot of the entrance to Dialogue in the Dark, Waterfront City, Docklands