Providing Accredited Auslan Sign Language Interpreters Australia Wide

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Supporting Your Communication Needs

Do you require a sign language interpreter? NICSS provides interpreters to sign language users for a range of services.  These services are not free. A fee is charged.

Some examples of the services where your service provider can book a NICSS interpreter are:

  • Public Hospitals*
    • Doctor appointment
    • Outpatient Clinics
    • On the Ward
    • Overnight Stays
    • Emergency Department
  • Private Hospitals*
    • On the Ward
    • Overnight Stays
  • National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS) Planning and Review Meetings
  • Accountants
  • Conferences, Meetings and Events
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Financial Advice
  • Legal / Mediation
  • Police Matters
  • Translation Services
    (English to Auslan)

If your professional or government service provider is paying for the interpreter, they must make the booking for you.


If your appointment is employment related, you may be eligible for funding through JobAccess. Contact JobAccess on 1800 464 800 or

NDIS - are you eligible?

The Federal Government has a new way of paying for interpreting services. The new name is National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If you are Deaf, under 65 and live in a NDIS site, you may be able to access a NDIS Plan. Eligible people with a NDIS Plan may have interpreting services included in their Plan. Visit our NDIS page to find out more.

Services NICSS does not cover

If you are not eligible for NDIS funding, the National Auslan Interpreter Booking & Payment Service (NABS) provides Free interpreters for private medical and health care appointments.  Find out more about NABS services.

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