Darwin is home to one of Australia's most multicultural and diverse communities, with many different indigenous and migrant languages spoken. If English is not your primary or preferred language, there are a number of services that can help you interact with us.
More than 100 Aboriginal languages and dialects are spoken in the Northern Territory. Some of these languages vary considerably.
The Northern Territory Government provides the Aboriginal Interpreter Service covering the major languages of the Northern Territory. Further information, including how to make a booking, is available on their website.
Council staff are trained to use online tools such as Google Translate to engage with over the counter customers who may feel more comfortable speaking a language other than English. It's as easy as speaking into the microphone and the computer does the rest.
If you require assistance for preparing written documents, Interpreting and Translating Service NT are available. Further details are available on their website.
City of Darwin works toward making Darwin a safe, liveable, and healthy city as well as an accessible and inclusive community. Using an Auslan Interpreter at events, announcements, forums is encouraged.