Service Type Rates excl. GST
On-site Interpreting (up to 2 hrs) $234.00
Video Remote Interpreting (up to 1 hr) $117.00
Per 15 min increment thereafter $29.25

Terms and conditions apply.

Commitment to the Deaf Community

The Deaf Society is committed to supporting the Deaf Community, as well as giving consideration and assistance to people experiencing financial hardship. Here are some of the ways we can support you;

Community Rate

The Deaf Society assesses applications for the community rate on the basis of:

For organisations:

The relationship of the organisation to the Deaf Community, e.g. deaf-controlled organisation, deaf services organisation, mainstream organisation which serves some deaf people.
The type of group/organisation. Commercial, government and government funded organisations are not generally eligible for community rates.  
The financial capacity of the organisation applying.

For individuals:

  • Whether they are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.
  • Availability of other funding such as EAF.
  • The nature of the booking/s (whether it is in line with the vision and mission of the Deaf Society).
  • The benefit to deaf individuals or the Deaf Community of providing the community rate.

Decisions about eligibility for the Community Rate are at the discretion of the Deaf Society.

To apply for community rate, download the Community Rate Application form and email it to interpreting@deafsociety.com.

Funeral Interpreting

You can apply for no fee interpreting for funerals where a deaf person is attending a funeral. For more information contact our Customer Service Officers at interpreting@deafsociety.com, (02) 8833 3611 or SMS 0427 891 774.


As part of our ongoing commitment to reinvesting in the Deaf Community you can apply for sponsorship in the form of interpreting for your event. If your community organisation would like to apply, please complete the Request for Sponsorship form and email it to interpreting@deafsociety.com.