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Where to find Multilingual NDIS Information

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Accessing and understanding the NDIS is more difficult for people from culturally diverse backgrounds, so MyCareSpace did a little digging to see what helpful resources we could find for our multilingual community.

Workshops

Understanding the NDIS in Mandarin (March 2019)

 

NDIS Resources in Community Languages

The NDI has a full range of resources available in community languages (Auslan, Arabic, Greek, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese) and Easy English.

Visit these page on the NDIS Website

 

Health Translations Website

The Health Translations website is and initiative of the Victorian Government and provides health professionals and community members with reliable, accurate, and up to date health and wellbeing information in many different languages.

How it Works

You can search by language or service, and each topic is listed alphabetically including topics such as anxiety, behavioural disorders, housing, children and family services. It allows individuals to search for specific disability related concerns.

Is it just for Foreign Speaking Australians?

No, for everyone! After searching for a certain topic or language it will provide you with a list of resources and languages including an English version also.

NDIS

You can search by topic, e.g. ‘NDIS’ and language e.g. ‘Arabic’ and it will list all resources on the NDIS in Arabic. 

See these common searches:

Visit Health Translations Websites

 

The Multilingual Disability Hub

The Multilingual Disability Hub focuses on helping NDIS participants by providing a multilingual hotline and website that provides relevant and accessible information on disability and the NDIS in 14 languages. The directory is searchable on a state basis and not only do they provide information resources but also helplines in various languages. 

What Languages Are Included?

Resources and helplines are provided in the languages of Arabic, Assyrian, Bangla, Cantonese, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

How to access this help? 

Visit the Multilingual Disability Hub Website

OR 

Call a telephone hotline in your language (9am to 5pm AEST):

Arabic
1800 960 972
Available on Monday

Assyrian
1800 960 976
Available on Wednesday

Bangla
1800 961 059
Available on Monday

Chinese (Cantonese)
1800 960 981
Available on Tuesday

Chinese (Mandarin)
1800 960 982 
Available on Wednesday

Farsi
1800 961 056
Available on Thursday

Greek
1800 960 975
Available on Monday

Italian
1800 960 973
Available on Friday

Macedonian
1800 960 978
Available on Thursday

Nepali
1800 961 060
Available on Friday

Spanish
1800 960 979
Available on Tuesday

Tamil
1800 961 057
Available on Wednesday

Urdu
1800 961 058
Available on Thursday

Vietnamese
1800 960 980
Available on Tuesday

 

 

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