If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse community and need to access information in a community language, there are a number of free and confidential language assistance options available:
1. Telephone Interpreter Service – 131 450
The Translating and Interpreter Service offers direct telephone connection to language interpreters. Call 131 450 and ask the interpreter to connect you to the Department of Justice on 02 8688 7777. Alternatively, call the business area you need to talk to [link to Justice directory] and ask them to connect you to an interpreter.
- More about the Translating and Interpreter Service website. [link to http://www.tisnational.gov.au/]
2. Legal Assistance Helpline – LawAccess NSW 1300 888 529[YH1]
LawAccess NSW is a free government service that provides help to people with a legal problem or query. Contact the Translating and Interpreter Service on 131 450 and ask the interpreter to contact LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529.
3. Department of Justice business centres providing information in community languages
[YH1]The LawAccess NSW website has a scrolling feature across the top, with links to information in 34 languages