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NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service.  NABS provides interpreters AUSTRALIA WIDE for private medical and health care appointments.

If your appointment is NOT a medical or health care appointment NABS cannot book a free interpreter for you.

Some examples of professional services NABS does NOT cover for free are:

  • Public Hospitals*
    • Doctor appointment
    • On the Ward
    • Overnight Stays
    • Emergency Department
  • Private Hospitals*
    • On the Ward
    • Overnight Stays
  • Accountants
  • Conferences and Events
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Financial Advice
  • Legal / Mediation
  • Police Matters
  • Marriages and Funerals

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

If you need an interpreter for a service not covered by NABS there are organisations that may help.  Some are listed below. Click on the links below for contact details.

Australia Wide

National Interpreting and Communication Services (NICSS)
Able Australia
Job Access
On Call
Sign Language Communications
Translating and Interpreter Services
(TIS) (spoken language interpreters)

Northern Territory

Aboriginal Interpreter Services
Interpreting and Translating Service NT


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