About Us

The Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association (ASLIA) is a not-for-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the interests of Auslan/English Interpreters and Deaf Interpreters in Australia. The Association is comprised of a national Executive Committee, with representatives from ASLIA associations in most Australian States and Territories.

ASLIA has a 25-year history of representing the Auslan/English Interpreter industry. Our unpaid, voluntary committee work on issues relating to the needs of the industry, ensuring that best practice protocols are upheld and working conditions of interpreters are represented. ASLIA takes a proactive and collaborative approach to resolving issues faced by practitioners and the industry. ASLIA’s approach is two-fold:

  1. awareness and education among interpreters, and
  2. ensuring best practice and working conditions for interpreters.

These activities take place in collaboration with employers, practitioners and clientele (both deaf and non-deaf) which contributes to the importance of, as much as is possible, a sustainable interpreting industry.

ASLIA is a member the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) and one key aspect of this membership is to support sign language interpreting practitioners in developing countries within the Australasian & Oceania region.

ASLIA is incorporated in New South Wales under the government department NSW Fair Trading. Our ABN is: 90 01464 1341