The Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) helps to alleviate the language barriers faced by many Indigenous people throughout the Northern Territory.
More than 100 Indigenous languages and dialects are spoken in the Territory and many Indigenous Territorians speak English as their third or fourth language.
To effectively communicate in remote communities in the Territory an interpreter should be used. Employing an interpreter ensures your message is delivered accurately, in a culturally appropriate manner and is clearly understood.
We provide government and non-government agencies a 24 hour, 7 day a week interpreting service in most Indigenous languages and dialects spoken in the Northern Territory.
Requests vary from translating text for posters and pamphlets to courtroom work. Interpreters are available for any assignment, onsite or over the phone, from short-term, one-off jobs to long-term contracts.
Employing more than 370 interpreters, AIS is one of the largest employers of Aboriginal people in Australia.
Our staff are highly experience in their specialist languages and, where possible, accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.
The sevice employs more than 60 interpreters who are accredited at the professional level. AIS can advise on appropriate language selection, dialects, language level and cultural considerations.
AIS has offices across the Territory in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Wadeye, Maningrida, Yuendumu, Nhulunbuy, Groote Eylandt, Gunbalanya and Wurrumiyanga.