Tip Tuesday: Are you eligible for free services?

30 January 2018

TIS National provides the Free Interpreting Service, on behalf of the Department of Social Services. The Free Interpreting Service assists approved organisations and individual service providers to communicate with eligible Australians who do not speak English.

Private medical practitioners and pharmacies are eligible to access the Free Interpreting Service to assist in communicating with non-English speakers who have a Medicare card. Nurses, reception or other practice support staff can also access the Free Interpreting Service when working under the guidance of the registered Medical Practitioner.

Non-government organisations delivering casework and emergency services to Australian citizens and permanent residents can apply for free interpreting services through TIS National by completing the NGO application form. All other eligible organisations or individual service providers complete the client registration form

Use our online calculator to find out if you are eligible for the Free Interpreting Service.

More information is available about the Free Interpreting Services through TIS National at www.dss.gov.au/free-interpreting.

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