About Us

Guide Dogs WA is Western Australia's primary provider of Guide Dog mobility services to people who are blind or vision impaired. Guide Dogs WA is run by VisAbility, formerly the Association for the Blind of WA. 

It costs more than $35,000 and takes 2 years to train each Guide Dog, and we rely totally on the generosity of the community, individuals, families and businesses to fund our Guide Dog Program. To ensure fair access for all, Guide Dogs are provided free of charge to people who are blind or severely vision impaired. 

Image of adult Guide Dog on grassImage of female Guide Dog owner in front of CBD

Western Australia is the traditional home of Guide Dogs in Australia. It was blind yet visionary Western Australian Arnold Cook who brought Guide Dogs to Australia for the very first time.

Find out more about the history of Guide Dogsreceiving a Guide Dog or how you can get involved by supporting the program.

Guide Dogs WA is a member of Guide Dogs Australia and the International Guide Dog Federation. Visit the VisAbility website for information on our corporate governance, policies and how to provide consumer feedback.