Nineteen year old Samantha Fullerton from NSW won Miss Deaf Australia 2012 last February 3, 2012 at the Parramatta RSL, Sydney, NSW. Runner-up was Lauren Patrick also from NSW. Judges were Miss Deaf World 2011 Ilaria Galbusera from Italy, Miss Deaf Australia 2008 Aparna Koirola and Ian Rogers.
Miss Fullerton will be participating in the Miss Deaf World Pageant to be held at the Congress Hall Top Hotel Praha Blažimská in Prague, Czech Republic on the 7th of July 2012.
Miss Deaf Australia is presented by The Deaf Club Sydney.