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Queensland Health Interpreter Service

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The Queensland Health Interpreter Service provides interpreters in Queensland Health public facilities in more than 130 languages. Interpreters are provided on-site (face-to-face), via video conference or over the phone.

Interpreters are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are provided at no charge to the client.

It is Queensland Government policy to use professional interpreters when possible.

Interpreting in a health context

Last Updated: 24 August 2012
Last Reviewed: 24 August 2012


What's new?

Queensland Health Guideline for multicultural policy implementation
A guideline to assist Hospital and Health Services and Queensland Health to implement the Queensland Multicultural Policy - A multicultural future for all of us effectively.

Report on client perceptions of the quality of the Queensland Health Intepreter Service
A new report on the perceptions on clients on the quality of the Queensland Health Interpreter Service is now available.

Would you like to provide feedback about the Queensland Health Interpreter Service?




National Interpreter Symbol
The blue interpreter symbol is the nationally recognised interpreter symbol. 

national interpreter symbol

Click here for more information about this symbol.

Complaints about health or other services
Do you have concerns about a government or non-government health service or are you unhappy with the way an issue has been handled? Do you think you have been treated unfairly or are you concerned about a decision or action of a health professional?

It is ok to complain, and there are organisations that are independent of the government that can help you, free of charge.

Go to the Queensland Independent Complaint Agencies' website for more information.