Find bilingual professionals and workers

Bilingual health and allied health professionals

Directories

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

This directory, developed by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, lists aged care services which have bilingual staff that can be hired. It includes biligual nurses, lifestyle staff and personal care workers.

www.culturaldiversity.com.au/bilingual-directory

Chinesedoctor.com

Chinesedoctor.com is a directory of general practitioners, specialists, dentists and other health professionals who speak the following languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa Malay, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, Japabese, Korean and Thai. Search by specialty, postcode and spoken language. 

www.chinesedoctor.com.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

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists - Find a Psychiatrist

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

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Bilingual support workers

Directories 

Bilingual Agency Staff Directory

This directory, developed by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing, lists aged care services which have bilingual staff that can be hired. It includes biligual nurses, lifestyle staff and personal care workers. 

www.culturaldiversity.com.au/bilingual-directory

CareAbout

CareAbout is a free service available across Melbourne and regional areas that can help individuals and families navigate the NDIS 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

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

Associations

Australian Chinese Medical Association of Victoria (ACMAV)

The ACMAV originated as an association of medical practitioners of Chinese background but has since widened its membership to medical students and doctors with an interest in caring for Chinese patients.

 acmav.org

Australian Vietnamese Health Professionals Association of Victoria (AVHPAV)

The AVHPAV has a membership of medical and allied health professionals from a Vietnamese background practicing in Victoria. The association provides a forum for networking, sharing ideas and promoting best practice.

sites.google.com/site/avhpav

 

 

Chinese Nurse Association Australia (CNAA)

The CNAA’s members include registered nurses, personal care assistants and other health care professionals from a Chinese background. The organisation provides direct services such as a seniors social group, planned activity groups and a health promotion program. 

www.cnaai.org.au

Hellenic Medical Society of Australia (HMSA)

The HMSA provides public health advocacy, student and doctor mentoring and facilitates networking and fellowship links between medical and health professionals, community and government. The organisations is of medical professionals from a Greek background. 

www.hmsa.org.au

 

Iranian Australian Association of Health Professionals (IRAHP)

The IRAHP is made up of Iranian medical practitioners, dentists, dieticians, psychologists, social workers and other allied health professionals as well as health scientists and academics. The Association is represented across Australia by regional branches and is managed by a National Council. Website includes directory of Iranian health professionals.

www.irahp.org.au

Bilingual educators

Associations and services

Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria (ESAV)

The ESAV represents over 200 community language schools in Victoria, which provide language and cultural maintenance programs to over 36 000 students in 55 languages. They are complementary providers of language education in mainstream schools.

www.communitylanguages.org.au

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

Victorian Arabic Language Teachers' Association (VALTA)

Bilingual legal practitioners

Associations and services

Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA)

The AALA is the first incorporated association in Australia to focus on the growing number of Asian Australian lawyers in the profession as well as other lawyers with an interest in Asia. Members hail from more than 10 countries in Asia and, between them, speak almost 20 different Asian languages and dialects.  Members include students, lawyers and principals from small, medium and large firms, barristers, in-house and government lawyers.

www.aala.org.au

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

Muslim Legal Network (MLN)

The MLN is a professional association of Australian Muslim legal practitioners and law students. The Association offers networking opportunities, mentoring, community legal education sessions and referral services.

www.muslimlegalnetwork.com

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