Radio news

30 July 2020
Vision Australia Radio is excited to provide listeners with a new and convenient option to access a range of the network’s content through streaming platform Spotify.
16 July 2020
Vision Australia Radio has partnered with Lifeline to help and encourage people to explore what mental health support services are available to them.

As part of Victoria re-entering COVID-19 lockdowns, Vision Australia Radio has begun to air episodes of Lifeline’s Holding onto Hope podcast.
29 June 2020
The Vision Australia Radiothon is in its final days for 2020 and whilst it’s important to celebrate the service we provide to the community, its equality necessary to highlight the cost in doing so.
26 June 2020
Local organisations are being offered up to $50,000 in grants to help rebuild and revive their community CommBank Bushfire Recovery Grants have already been awarded to more than 100 organisations across Australia, totalling $3.5 million.
25 June 2020
Australia’s blind and low vision community will finally be able to enjoy audio description on free to air TV when the service launches on ABC and SBS programming this month.
23 June 2020
The Vision Australia Radio (VAR) Warragul broadcast has been temporarily suspended from Friday 22 May for approximately three months.
17 June 2020
Are you an aspiring author? Would you like support to develop your work? Applications for the next intake of the Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter writers’ scheme are now open.
09 June 2020
Matthew Layton presents Studio 1 – Vision Australia Radio’s weekly look at life in Australia from a blind and low vision perspective.

This week on Studio 1, Matthew welcomed a very special guest onto the show - 2020 Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke.
26 June 2020
For the month of June, we’re celebrating our fantastic reading service nd asking our listeners, friends and family to support us. If every one of our monthly listeners donated just $2 each this June, we’d have $1.4million! It would be a big way towards all the funds we need to continue running this amazing service year on year.
29 May 2020
Long-time host of Pokey’s Garden, John Poke, is celebrating his final show to air this week after a decade on Vision Australia Radio.