Service for the Deaf or Hearing-Impaired
The Tasmanian Deaf Society (Tasdeaf) serves the needs of people with hearing disabilities. The Society provides information, advocacy, individual and family support, and interpreting.
Bookings for an interpreter should be made with the Tasdeaf Interpreter bookings service on:
Phone: 1300 123 752
Tasmanian Deaf Society (Tasdeaf)
139 New Town Road, Newtown, TASMANIA 7008
Phone/TTY: 03 6228 1955
Fax: 03 6228 1966
For customers having difficulty understanding English, arrangements can be made to have an interpreter present for knowledge and practical tests.
Appointments for the Service must be made at least two weeks before the date of the knowledge and practical tests. The cost of an interpreter is met by the Registration and Licensing Services.
Ample notice of an inability to attend is necessary otherwise the cost of the interpreter may be recovered from the customer.
To arrange for an interpreter Service Tasmania shops will:
- send the Interpreter Service request form by fax to the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs on (03) 94840296 or (03) 94801515 or
- telephone the Translating and Interpreter Service on 131 450
Driver licence translation - For eligible visa holders
The Department of Social Services provides a Free Translating Service (FTS), through which eligible visa holders can have key personal documents (including overseas drivers licences) translated for free within the first two years of their visa grant date (please see https://translating.dss.gov.au/en/ for further information).