Information for Non-English Speakers


Deaf Services Queensland and UnitingCare’s Elder Abuse Prevention Unit discuss a range of topics relevant to elder abuse across three videos:

Staying safe and independent

UnitingCare’s Elder Abuse Prevention Unit produced a video about how to stay safe and independent in Mandarin, Italian and Amharic.

Caxton Legal has produced a number of factsheets in several languages on the following topics – also see financial protection.

Financial Protection

Caxton Legal has produced a number of factsheets on useful topics – also see staying safe and independent.

Advance Care Planning

The Office of Advance Care Planning hosts informational brochures on the topic of advance care planning.

Advance Care Planning resources for CALD people

(Office Of Advance Care Planning)

Office of the Public Guardian services for adults

The Office of the Public Guardian has fact sheets in various languages, which explain how its service provides for adults with impaired decision making capacity.

Multilingual fact sheets for adult services

(Office of the Public Guardian)

Domestic and family violence

The Australian Government has ‘family safety packs’ in 46 languages and provide information on a range of family and domestic violence issues, including issues specific to people from diverse cultural background.

Family Safety Pack

(Australian Government)

Accessing an immediate phone interpreter

Non-English speakers can use the Translating and Interpreting Service to access immediate phone interpreters or make a booking. Most of the time this will be free to access. There are some factsheets accessible via the website which help explain many of the common questions and are available in a variety of languages.