Translating and Interpreting Service

Service Description

An interpreting service provided by the Department of Home Affairs. They provide interpreting services for people who do not speak English, and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients. There is access to over 2500 contracted interpreters across Australia, and access to interpreters speaking more than 160 languages and dialects. Provides immediate phone interpreting, ATIS Voice automated immediate phone interpreting, pre-booked phone interpreting, and on-site interpreting.

Alternate Names: TIS National

Hours of Operation

Daily, 24 hours


Referral System

Self referral

Service Fees

Yes - apply to agency, unless its a government funded service then its free. The cost is of a local call.

Languages (other than English)

Available in many laungages

Organisational Information

Area Served


Parent Organisation

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

Postal Address

GPO Box 241




Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Last Updated: 16 March 2022