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NABS is the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service.

We provide interpreters to Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people who use sign language.


Private healthcare appointments for people aged over 65 - free interpreting

NABS is free to people aged over 65 years who are not eligible for NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).


All appointment types for NDIS participants

If you have NDIS, NABS can provide Auslan interpreting from your NDIS plan. 


Under 65 and Not eligible for NDIS

If you are under 65 years and not eligible for NDIS, NABS cannot provide free Auslan interpreting.  Interpreting can be provided at a cost. 


Services include:

  • Face to face interpreting (onsite)

  • Video Remote Interpreting (online)


For more information on NABS and NDIS, visit our NDIS page.


Interpreters can be for Deaf adults and Deaf children.

  • Deaf parents with hearing children 

  • Deaf children with hearing adults (click here to see NABS Duty of Care)


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