Free Translating Service
The Free Translating Service is provided by the Australian Government for people settling permanently in Australia, to support participation in employment, education and community engagement. Permanent residents and select temporary or provisional visa holders can have up to ten eligible documents translated, into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date. Eligible documents include identity and relationship documents, facilitation documents such as driver’s licences, education documents and employment-related documents.
For more information or to submit an application for the Free Translating Service go to the Free Translating Service website. The website is easy to use and is available in English, Arabic, Farsi and Simplified Chinese.
The Free Interpreting Service
The Australian Government’s Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services, for people with limited or no English language proficiency. The following groups can access the Free Interpreting Service to provide services to anyone in Australia who is eligible for Medicare:
- Private medical practitioners
- Non-government organisations (who are not substantially government funded)
- Real estate agencies
- Local government authorities
- Trade unions
To register for a client code, eligible groups can complete the online client registration form on the TIS National website, or contact TIS National on 1300 575 847.