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Queensland Health Interpreter Service - working for us as an interpreter

working as an interpreter for Queensland Health

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The Queensland Health Interpreter Service sources interpreters through an external interpreting agency. The current contracted external service provider is ONCALL Interpreters and Translators. This contract is reviewed and put out to public tender.

Accredited or recognised interpreters who would like to work for Queensland Health should contact ONCALL Interpreters and Translators:

Directly contracted interpreters

Some Health Service Districts directly contract individual interpreters in high demand languages. These contracts are advertised publicly. However, the primary source of interpreters on a statewide basis is via the contracted external service provider.

Contact the Queensland Health Interpreter Service for more information about how these contracts are advertised.

Last updated: 15 June 2012

What's new?

Queensland Health's 2017-18 report on Our Story, Our Future: Queensland's Multicultural Action Plan 2016-17 - 2018-19
Queensland Health's progress against achieving actions in Queensland's Multicultural Action Plan.

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

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.