Translation Services

The ACT Government is committed to ensuring that all Canberra residents, regardless of their background, have equal access to its programs and services. It is ACT Government policy to use professional interpreters when speaking with people who have difficulty communicating in English.

You are entitled to an interpreter free of charge when dealing with an ACT Government directorate or agency (such as schools, hospitals and Shopfronts).

Simply ask the staff member you are dealing with to arrange an interpreter.

For these languages phone 131 450 Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, English, Greek, Italian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian,  Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

For Persian phone 450 131

Or visit

Education Directorate Accessibility page 

Translating and and Interpreting Service 131 450
Canberra and District - 24 hours a day , seven days a week