If you use sign language to communicate and need an interpreter when attending an appointment or meeting, our services can support you. We provide experienced AUSLAN interpreters for the Deaf community, including hearing impaired people, of all ages under the NDIS, Australia-wide.
If you are over 65 and don’t have NDIS funding, you can access our interpreting services free of charge for private health appointments only.
We can provide interpreters for a range of face-to-face or online appointments across Australia, including:
Interpreters for appointments are provided through the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS) (link opens in new window). Please note that NABS does not make your appointment for you, but we will organise the interpreter to attend.
We provide this service to Deaf adults and children (with or without hearing parents) who have NDIS funding. See our NABS Duty of Care (link opens in new window) to read more about how we work with children.
You can use your NDIS funding for this service. For more information on NABS and the NDIS, visit their NDIS page (link opens in new window).
People over 65 who do not have NDIS funding can access interpreting services free of charge for private health appointments only.
The National Interpreting and Communications Services (NICSS) (link opens in new window) provides face-to-face or online interpreters for service providers, businesses and government agencies and organisations who need to communicate with a member of the Deaf community. We provide these services across Australia.
Interpreters can be provided at any time, including weekends, for:
Our standard fees listed below cover general interpreting. Interpreting for court, conferences and some educational institutions may attract a different fee.
Weekends and public holidays also attract an additional fee.
Type of booking
Fee (GST inclusive)
|1.5 hour standard weekday booking||$229.35|
|2 hour weekday booking||$261.80|
Appointments lasting longer than 1.5 hours may require two interpreters. NICSS will confirm this with you before processing your booking request.
For bookings that may exceed two hours or for remote appointments where travel exceeds 200km, NICSS will submit a quote for approval.