About the AIS

The Aboriginal Interpreter Service provides registered and professional Aboriginal interpreters. They are here to help to make sure your story is understood. You can use an interpreter for anything like talking to Centrelink, a doctor or to housing, not just for court. Interpreters are fully trained so they keep your story secret and don’t take sides. To book an Aboriginal interpreter, call 1800 334 944.

You can book an Aboriginal language interpreter to work anytime - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Interpreter services include:

The Aboriginal Interpreter Service does not translate written documents.

The Aboriginal Interpreter Service in the Northern Territory (NT) has:

  • about 30 interpreters on staff covering the major languages of the NT
  • more than 400 casual interpreters covering close to 100 languages and dialects
  • seven trainers from backgrounds such as linguistics, health, adult education and law.

About the Aboriginal Interpreter Service

When to use an Aboriginal interpreter

Fees for using the Aboriginal Interpreter Service

Working With Interpreter Training (WWIT)

Last updated: 07 May 2019