Australian Sign Language Interpreters' Association


ASLIA State Branches

aus_map_original ASLIA TAS ASLIA Vic ASLIA NSW ASLIA QLD ASLIA SA branch does not have a website WA currently has no state branch NT currently has no state branch

Click on the state to get more information about ASLIA local branches.

ASLIA does not have a local branch in Western Australia, the ACT and the NT. ASLIA branch in SA does not have a website


ASLIA branch in NSW ASLIA branch in Qld ASLIA branch in WA ASLIA branch in TAS ASLIA branch in VIC ASLIA branch in SA There is no local branch in NT

Welcome to ASLIA

Hello and welcome to the ASLIA (Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association) website.

My name is Eve Hedley, and I am the interim ASLIA President.

ASLIA is a not-for-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the needs and interests of Auslan/English interpreters and DIs (Deaf Interpreters) in Australia. ASLIA is comprised of a national Executive Committee, a Representative Council and branches in most states and territories. ASLIA has no paid staff, and relies on its members in the above committee roles.

ASLIA’s vision is to seek to lead and promote best practice in sign language interpreting across Australia. To achieve this, we provide policies and a platform for the views of Auslan/English interpreters to the wider community, business and government on a variety of issues.

Our shared future is an exciting and challenging one. Successfully implementing the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan will see ASLIA enter agreements with key stakeholders to offer new opportunities and services to members in ways we have not seen in the past. We will continue to deliver opportunities for members to learn and grow in order to empower a more diverse community.

ASLIA is a member of WASLI (World Association of Sign Language Interpreters) and one key aspect of this membership is to support sign language interpreter practitioners, and those who aspire to be, in developing countries within the Australasia and Oceania region.  Did you know that registrations are now open for the WASLI 2015 conference in Istanbul, Turkey?  Check out their website for more information:

This website has a wealth of information including: how to become an Auslan/English interpreter; policies; resources; “Interpret-Ed” our online professional development offering; and a members-only area. Thank you for visiting the ASLIA website.


ANC 2014 Saturday Night Photo Fun

Those who attended ANC 2014 will recall the heaps of fun during the conference dinner that was available at the photo booth.  Sherri Sandler kindly provided a wealth of props which could be used as well as volunteering her time and extensive skill to snap many a fun photo (over 200, in fact!).  To view the photos, click here and use the passcode ANC2014 when prompted.  You are able to save as many photos as you would like (right click and choose “save picture as”. 

If you would like to make a donation directly to Sherri via her PayPal account for the pictures you choose, click here.


COF Fiji Training Update

ASLIA and SLIANZ are pleased to have Zane Hema training a group of interpreters from our region.  The training is taking place in Fiji and includes interpreters from Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.  Click to see photos of all participants, our Fijian, Tuvaluan colleagues and the Solomon Islanders.

Professionals Australia - The Case for Change

Professionals Australia (formerly APESMA) has released its document "The Case for Change - Consequences and costs of failures in the translating and interpreting industry".  ASLIA as well as AUSIT had input into this important document.  Click here to download.
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