Attending hearings If you need an interpreter to understand what is being said at a court hearing, you can arrange for any interpreter that you or your witnesses may require. In some circumstances, the Court will arrange an interpreter for you. Communicating with registry staff If you need an interpreter to communicate with registry staff, you can call 131 450 (the Translating & Interpreting Service) and speak to an interpreter. Translating documents - Accredited translations All documents must be prepared in English. If you want to rely on a document that is in a language other than English, it must be translated into English by a qualified and accredited translator. The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is the national organisation which accredits interpreters and translators. When using a private translator (or interpreter), look for NAATI. accreditation. The following services might be helpful to you. Language services National Find an interpreter or translator Online database of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI), listing all accredited translators and interpreters in Australia. Phone: 1300 557 470 Translating and Interpreting Service Interpreting service provided by the Department of Home Affairs. Free Translating Service The Free Translating Service is provided by the Australian Government for people settling permanently in Australia to support participation in employment, education and community engagement. Permanent residents and some temporary or provisional visa holders can have up to ten eligible documents translated, into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date. Eligible documents include identity and relationship documents, facilitation documents such as driver’s licences, education documents and employment-related documents. For more information, go to the Free Translating Service website. The website is available in English, Arabic, Farsi and Simplified Chinese. New South Wales Legal Aid NSW Fact sheets and resources searchable by language. Free telephone service with access to TIS. Northern Territory Legal aid information in other languages Information about contacting NT legal aid. South Australia Interpreting and Translating Centre Interpreter and translation services. Victoria Speak to us in your language Phone services to speak to Victoria Legal Aid in a range of different languages. Get help in your own language Written advice in a range of different languages.