Language Line [Govt] [National]
The Department of Internal Affairs' Office of Ethnic Communities' Language Line is a national provider of telephone service for many participating government agencies.
For a list of the 44 Languages
To get an interpreter, visit or telephone a Participating Agency.
- Ask for Language Line and the language you want
- You will be asked to wait (please do not hang up the telephone)
- A professional interpreter will join you on the phone, usually within two minutes to help you talk to the agency
Language Line is available Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm and Saturday 9am – 2pm
Training and awareness resources (cards and posters) are available Language Line Resources
Telephone: 04 495 9448
Freephone: 0800 656 656