Sign Language and Interpreting Services

Sign language and interpreting services (free)

Linking older Territorians with aged care supports

From June 2020, Aged Care System Navigators and all aged care assessment and delivery services now have access to free face-to-face sign language and interpreting services to support older Australians who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing to access or engage with Australian Government funded aged care services. Video Remote Interpreting services are also available.

Sign language services are available in:

  • Auslan
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages
  • American Sign Language
  • International Sign Language
  • and Signed English for deaf consumers or consumers who are hard of hearing,
  • and tactile signing and hand over hand for deafblind consumers.

Please note that it is strongly advised that, when possible, bookings be made well in advance to ensure the availability of an interpreter. Further information will be made available shortly form the Department of Health.

For help and information

Please contact our Aged Care Navigators regarding your needs. 

Aged Care Navigator based in Darwin

Janet Brown 0466 544 552

Aged Care Navigator based in Alice Springs

Debbie Pepper 0423 828 558

Or call the friendly team at COTA NT’s head office on (08) 8941 1004. We are here to help you navigate and access the aged care system.

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