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 




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