Language and translating support

This page provides information about language and translating support providers.

English language support

If you need help to improve your English language skills, you may be eligible for assistance from the Adult Migrant English program (AMEP) run by the Australian Government.

For more information, please visit AMEP.

Interpreting and translating services

Interpreting and translating services are available to our non-English speaking residents via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS). The service provides language interpreting in 160 languages for government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and businesses.

To use this service, please phone TIS on 13 14 50 within Australia or +613 9268 8332 from overseas.

Department of Social Services (DSS)

The Department of Social Services provides free translating services for people settling permanently in Australia, and to those enrolled in the adult migrant English program (AMEP). For more information, please phone the DSS on 1800 962 100.

Please note, if you wish to contact the DSS with assistance from an interpreter, please phone TIS on 131 450 and provide the operator with the DSS phone number.