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 $30,000 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.
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.