Find bilingual professionals and workers

Bilingual health and allied health professionals

Arabicare

This online directory, developed by Arabic Welfare, provides listings of Arabic speaking health and allied health professionals such as general practitioners, speech therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers and health educators.

www.arabicare.org.au/directory

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) - Find a Social Worker

The AASW offers an online directory of social workers that provide a service for a fee. To find a social worker in your area who speaks a language(s) other than English, go to:

www.aasw.asn.au/find-a-social-worker

Australian Croatian Community Services (ACCS) Directory

ACCS provides a service directory, which includes information on Croatian-speaking health professionals such as general practitioners, psychologists, dentists and dieticians.

www.accs.asn.au/community/dir

Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Find a Psychologist

The APS offers an online directory of psychologists who provide a service for a fee. To find a psychologist in your area who speaks a language(s) other than English, search by location or issue and then filter results by language.

www.psychology/Find-a-Psychologist

Bilingual Agency Staff Directory

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is currently developing a directory of bilingual professionals and workers. Although the directory is designed for the aged care sector, it provides links to bilingual personal care/home care workers and allied health professionals.  

www.culturaldiversity.com.au/bilingual-directory

Human Services Directory

Provides links to medical and allied health professionals and carers working in the community sector and private practice. See ‘practitioner search’ and select ‘language spoken’ option to search for bilingual practitioners such as GPs, psychologists and speech therapists as well as personal care attendants. 

www.humanservicesdirectory.vic.gov.au

Infoxchange Service Seeker

Australia’s most extensive electronic health, welfare and community services directory. Provides up-to-date information across a number of classifications including aged care and disability. ‘Advanced search’ allows you to specify service type by language and location. 

www.serviceseeker.com.au

Iranian Australian Association of Health Professionals

Provides a Health Professionals Directory listing Iranian-Australian professionals in a range of fields such as general practice, social work, psychology, community nursing and dentistry.

www.irahp.org.au/directory

Your Health in Mind - Find a Psychiatrist

Search for consultant psychiatrists in Australia or New Zealand by location and language. 

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Bilingual support workers

Bilingual Agency Staff Directory

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing is currently developing a directory of bilingual professionals and workers. Although the directory is designed for the aged care sector, it provides links to bilingual personal care/home care workers and allied health professionals.  

www.culturaldiversity.com.au/bilingual-directory

CareAbout

CareAbout is a free service available across Melbourne and regional areas that can help participants and families navigate the NDIS, avoid waiting lists and connect with services based on cultural and language preferences. Many of their registered services employ bilingual carers from different cultural backgrounds. Contact the service directly on 1300 577 245 or visit website.

www.careabout.com.au

Human Services Directory

Provides links to medical and allied health professionals and carers working in the community sector and private practice. See ‘practitioner search’ and select ‘language spoken’ option to search for bilingual practitioners such as GPs, psychologists and speech therapists as well as personal care attendants. 

www.humanservicesdirectory.vic.gov.au

Infoxchange Service Seeker

Australia’s most extensive electronic health, welfare and community services directory. Provides up-to-date information across a number of classifications including aged care and disability. ‘Advanced search’ allows you to specify service type by language and location. 

www.serviceseeker.com.au

Karista

Karista is a free national service that allows NDIS participants and carers to find services based on personal preferences. Karista actively seek out providers with expertise in areas that are important to participants and their families including cultural preferences and languages. Call 1300274782 or go to the website:

www.karista.com.au

MyCareSpace

MyCareSpace uses a national NDIS Provider Directory, which includes over 13, 000 NDIS registered providers that are searchable using NDIS support categories, key words and post code filters. They collect data on languages spoken by NDIS providers to help people from CALD backgrounds find language specific services. They also feature a support category ‘interpret and translate’, which makes it easy for people to find providers that promote the use language services. Call 1800 670 014 or go to website:

www.mycarespace.com.au

Bilingual educators

Free Kindergarten Association (FKA)

FKA offer professional learning opportunities, resources and support to education and care services to facilitate the provision of culturally rich environments. The Association also has bilingual support workers who offer consultation services and work with staff, parents and children to support newly arrived children engage and settle in their education setting.

www.fka.org.au

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH)

The MCWH is a national, community based organisation that works with immigrant and refugee women, community organisations, health practitioners and governments to build and share knowledge and promote access to health services for immigrant and refugee women.  The organisation offers a Community Workshops Program, which provides health education sessions facilitated by Bilingual Health Educators, delivered in a range of settings such as community health services, neighbourhood houses, schools and social clubs.

www.mcwh.com.au

Bilingual legal practitioners

Migration Institute of Australia (MIA) – Find an Agent

The MIA provides an online directory of registered bilingual migration agents. Search by location, area of practice, languages spoken and by an agent’s name.

www.mia.org.au/find-an-agent

Victorian Legal Aid (VLA)

The VLA provide advice lines in a range of languages. This service is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

www.legalaid.vic.gov.au