Document Translations

Free document translations

The Department of Social Services (DSS) provides a free translating service to people settling permanently in Australia. Permanent residents and select temporary or provisional visa holders are able to have up to ten eligible documents translated into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date.

The purpose of the Free Translating Service is to support participation in employment, education and community engagement.

More information about the service is available at or by contacting the Free Translating Service helpdesk.


Phone: 1800 962 100

Commercial document translations

TIS National does not provide a commercial document translation service.

If you need to complete a commercial translation, you can search for a qualified translator through the National Accreditation Authority for Translating and Interpreting (NAATI) website.