Translating and interpreting

Find out about Interpreters in various languages. Access to Google translator and other translation services are also provided here.

Please phone 13 11 56 and request an interpreter for your language. Available for Department of Transport related matters Monday to Friday between am to pm. We can also provide on-site interpreters for face-to-face interviews.

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  Interpreters and language translation services

If you require an interpreter, please phone 13 11 56 and request an interpreter for your language. We also provide on-site interpreters for face-to-face interviews.

Please note:

  • NAATI, WAITI, and AUSIT maintain an online directory of practitioners and do not provide the actual translation service.
  • If your overseas driverís licence document is not in English, you need an official translation of your overseas driver's licence document, along with your original overseas driver's licence when transferring your overseas licence.
  • DVS only accepts driver licence translations provided by the Department of Social Services 'Free Translating Service' where the translation has been done by a NAATI accredited translator.
  • A translator can help you understand what is needed before taking a Practical Driving Assessment (PDA) and to help after your test is finished. Call 13 11 56 before your PDA date to arrange assistance.
Opens in a new window National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
Opens in a new window The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Inc. (AUSIT)
External Link Western Australian Institute of Translators and Interpreters (WAITI)

  Permanent visa holders

Note:

Changes for permanent visa holders:

If you hold a permanent visa, you can continue to drive on your overseas licence until you have resided in WA for three months.

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