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Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

Interpreters

Arranging

Any person who is unable to fully understand or who has difficulty with English can ask for an interpreter in the courtroom.

The Court's staff will arrange for interpreter services when they are asked for.  The Court has locations at Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.

Interpreters are usually in the courtroom, but a a speaker phone will be used where an interpreter is only available by phone.

Interpreter services are generally provided by:

  • Amigo's Interpreter Service Ph: (03) 6228 5480
  • All World Language Ph: (03) 6224 5355
  • Department of Immigration Ph: 1300 655 788
  • NABS Ph: 1800 246 945
  • Vic Deaf Ph: (03) 9473 1117
  • VITS Ph: (03) 9280 1946
  • Wesley Mission Ph: (07) 3621 4500

Costs

If the interpreter is arranged by the Court there will be no cost to the person who needs the interpreter service.

This is in accordance with the Government's policy for Tasmania's Culturally Diverse Society.