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Our Service

NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service.  NABS is funded by the Australian Government to provide Interpreters FREE of charge to people who use sign language to communicate and would like to book an interpreter for private health care appointments.

As a Health Care Provider you can book an interpreter for any patient who uses Sign Language to communicate.  This is a FREE service for you and your patient.

It's easy to Book an Interpreter. Click here for Book An Interpreter Form

All interpreting services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sign Language users are provided FREE for both public and private health care appointments.

Our Interpreters

NABS only employs NAATI accredited interpreters who are Paraprofessional (Level 2) or Professional (Level 3).  NABS interpreters will have some experience interpreting in health care situations.  NABS provides ongoing training in medical terminology for all our interpreters.


Parents and Carers can book an interpreter for private medical and health care appointments for their children aged 0 to 18 years old.  Its a FREE service for families with Sign Language Users and for Health Care Providers.

NABS Duty Of Care (NABS And Kids)

When NABS supplies interpreting services for children both NABS and NABS interpreters follow a number of rules. Click here to find out more

Letter To Your Doctor

NABS has developed a letter for Deaf Consumers to give to their doctor or health care provider when making an appointment. Click here to view the Letter

  • The letter says that NABS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to provide a FREE interpreting service to the Deaf Consumer and to the medical or health care provider.

  • These services are provided in line with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

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