To ensure you are adequately prepared for your arrival into Australia, it is essential that you organise your personal documents. Originals or certified copies of documents (that relate to you and your family) are required. Documents may include:
children’s school reports;
family medical records (ie vaccination documentation);
references from previous landlords;
university and other educational certificates; and
Translation of documents
Free translating service
If any of your personal documents are not written in English, you will need to have summaries/extracts of them translated into English.
People settling permanently in Australia can have up to ten eligible documents translated into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date.
You can lodge your application online.
For more information visit the Department of Social Services Free Translating Service website.
Paid translation service
If you are not eligible for the free service above or you have other documents that need to be translated, the NAATI online directory lists certified and recognised translators or interpreters.
For more information, you can also access the guide to finding a translator or interpreter.
Please note: NAATI does not provide direct translating and interpreting services.
The local Perth office is at:
49 Oxford Close
West Leederville WA 6007
T: 1300 557 470
Office hours are from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.