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The Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services for people with limited or no English language proficiency. TIS National delivers the Free Interpreting Service on behalf of the Australian Government.

Access to the Free Interpreting Service is available to all eligible private sector allied health professionals providing services in the following Local Government Authorities (LGAs):

Jurisdiction LGA
 ACT  Canberra
 NSW  Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown, Albury, Armidale Dumaresq, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong
 NT  Darwin
 QLD  Brisbane, Logan, Cairns, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville
 SA  Adelaide, Mount Gambier
 TAS  Launceston, Hobart
 VIC  Casey, Greater Dandenong, Hume, Wyndham, Brimbank, Melton, Greater Geelong, Greater Shepparton, Mildura, Wodonga
 WA  Perth

More detailed information on eligibility can be found here.

Eligible private sector allied health professionals can apply for access to the Free Interpreting Service using the online form below.

Note: If you do not deliver allied health services within one of the above listed LGAs, you are not eligible for the Free Interpreting Service. You can register for a fee-paying TIS National account here.

The Australian Government administers programs that provide support in the areas of mental health, aged care and disability. Some of these programs include the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and Home Care Packages (HCP). Most of these programs already provide funded interpreter support to assist patients and clients with low English proficiency. As such, the Free Interpreting Service does not cover patients or clients who are receiving funding and/or support for the specific purposes covered under these Australian Government programs.

If you need interpreter services to support your patient or client under an Australian Government program, you may be eligible for a government-funded TIS account. For more information, please contact TIS National's Client Liaison team on 1300 655 820 or email tispromo@homeaffairs.gov.au.

To enable us to assess your application as quickly as possible, please provide as much complete and accurate information as possible. TIS National will contact you to advise you of the outcome of your application within 20 business days.

* Indicates a required field

Allied Health Professional's Details

Please attach evidence of your current professional registration/membership/certification/accreditation.

Supporting documentation*
Contact officer for application More information This is the person who is applying for free interpreting on behalf of your provider. They will be the contact person for this application.
Registered Office/Clinic Address More information This is the street address of your provider or agency. Please include the building name, unit number, street number and street name.
Primary Place of Service Provision

Please provide the address where you spend the most time delivering allied health services.

Same as above address?*

Street address More information This is the street address of your provider or agency. Please include the building name, unit number, street number and street name.
Do you have an existing TIS National client code?*

I certify that I am authorised to provide the information contained in this application form and certify that it is true and accurate*

It is understood that by submitting this application form, the provider is agreeing to abide by the free interpreting service terms and conditions upon being approved to use the Free Interpreting Service under the allied health category*

I have read and understood the department’s privacy statement*
I have read and understood the department’s security statement*
I have read and understood the department’s terms and conditions*

Note: If you are experiencing difficulties completing the application form, please contact the TIS National Free Interpreting Service Team at tis.freeinterpreting@homeaffairs.gov.au.

 

If you are experiencing difficulties completing the application form, please contact the TIS National Free Interpreting Service Team at tis.freeinterpreting@homeaffairs.gov.au

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