Auslan/English Interpreters

Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people who use Auslan often require Auslan interpreters to communicate with people who are not deaf in a multitude of domains.

Auslan interpreters are credentialed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) after passing the Auslan/English Interpreting exam. Pathways include the Diploma of Auslan (Melbourne Polytechnic), the Diploma of Interpreting (RMIT University) and the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (Macquarie University).

As a part of this project, a specialist emergency interpreting/translating curriculum was established in partnership with Monash University. .

A list of Auslan interpreter booking agencies is available below for emergency services to book an Auslan interpreter for media briefings and evacuation centres during emergencies.

Interpreting Agencies

ACT

Deaf Society Interpreting ACT
Telephone: (02) 8833 3611
SMS: 0427 891 774
Fax: (02) 8212 5836
Email: interpreting@deafsociety.com
After Hours (6pm Friday-8am Monday): 0412 422 059

NSW

Deaf Society Interpreting NSW
Telephone: (02) 8833 3611
SMS: 0427 891 774
Fax: (02) 8212 5836
Email: interpreting@deafsociety.com
After Hours (6pm Friday-8am Monday): 0412 422 059

QLD

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Auslan Connections
Telephone: 1300 010 877
SMS: 0472 699 504 (Business hours)
Email: qld@auslanconnections.com.au
After Hours: 0455 068 500

SA

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Deaf Can:Do – Interpreting Services
Telephone: (08) 8100 8200
Email: interpreting@deafcando.com.au
Website: deafcando.com.au
Fax: (08) 8178 3999

TAS

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Auslan Connections
(03) 9473 1117
SMS: 0438 723 342 (business hours)
auslanconnections@expression.com.au
After Hours: (03) 9473 1174 (for police, emergency or hospital)

VIC

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Auslan Connections
(03) 9473 1117
SMS: 0438 723 342 (business hours)
Email: auslanconnections@expression.com.au
After Hours: (03) 9473 1174 (for police, emergency, hospital)

WA

 

Access Interpreting
Ph: (08) 9441 2677
SMS: 0433 155 288
Email: enquiries@accessplus.org.au
Fax: (08) 9441 2600
After Hours: 0410 017 540

Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association