Aboriginal Interpreter Service

The Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) provides registered and professional Aboriginal interpreters. They are here to help to make sure your story in understood.

You can use an interpreter for anything like talking to Centrelink, a doctor or to housing, not just for court. Interpreters are fully trained so they keep your story secret and don’t take sides. To book an Aboriginal interpreter, call 1800 334 944.

You can book an Aboriginal language interpreter to work anytime - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Interpreter services include:

The Aboriginal Interpreter Service does not translate written documents.

The Aboriginal Interpreter Service in the Northern Territory (NT) has:

  • about 30 interpreters on staff covering the major languages of the NT
  • more than 270 active casual interpreters covering close to 100 languages and dialects
  • seven trainers from backgrounds such as linguistics, health, adult education and law.

Find out more about Aboriginal Interpreter Service including services and fees


Last updated: 14 August 2019

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