Department of State GrowthTransport

Assistance Services

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


Interpreter Service

For customers having difficulty understanding English, arrangements can be made to have an interpreter present for knowledge and practical tests.

Service Tasmania shops or Registration and Licensing Services will make an appointment with the Interpreter Service and make any necessary test bookings and advise the applicant of the date and time.

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 for further information).