Our translating and interpreting commitment
All Queensland Government agencies are required to provide and pay for qualified interpreting services for customers who are hearing impaired or have difficulties communicating in English. This is outlined in the Queensland Language Services Policy, and refusing to provide these services may be considered discrimination under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.
Clients should never pay for an interpreter when accessing our services or services funded by us.
Each agency is responsible for arranging and paying for the interpreter. It is also the agency’s responsibility to incorporate provision for meeting language services needs with funded organisations. Please phone 13 QGOV (13 74 68) to find out more about interpreting and translating services when dealing with a Queensland Government agency or service.
Independent translating or interpreting needs
If you need help with translation for services not related to the Queensland Government, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 (24 hours, 7 days).
Visit their contact us page to find details for other services such as phone interpreter bookings, interpreter liaison and on-site interpreting.