We provide essential interpreting and translating services for Territorians.
The Northern Territory is a diverse multicultural society, with more than a third of the population speaking a language other than English. The government is committed to retaining the cultural richness and linguistic diversity of its residents. It is critical that those who do not speak English as their first language have equitable access to government and non-government services.
In 2009, the Northern Territory Government released the Language Services Policy, to establish a whole of government approach to language service delivery. The policy outlines procedures and practices to ensure all government departments/agencies provide their clients, irrespective of language background, access to services in a fair and equitable manner.
To assist agencies achieve this we offer two translation and interpreting services:
People often use the terms interpreter and translator interchangeably, however there is a clear difference.
An interpreter interprets oral communication between the client and non-English speaking person.
A translator provides language translations in written form.