Aboriginal Interpreting WA

(previously Kimberley Interpreting Service)

Servicing Aboriginal language interpreting since 2000.

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Aboriginal Interpreting WA
- the only Indigenous language interpreting service in Western Australia.


about AIWA

Until November 2017, AIWA operated as what was previously known as KIS beginning in Kununurra in the year 2000.

AIWA is committed to bringing two - way understanding to interactions between WA Aboriginal language speakers and those responsible for delivering services across all fields of government and community services.

This is achieved through advocacy, development of policy and procedures, interpreting, translating and training including service user awareness and interpreter's skills and knowledge.

AIWA has offices in Perth and Broome, partnering support organisations across the state, and over 100 registered, trained and supported interpreters based in towns and communities across WA.

AIWA is a member of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Inc.(AUSIT) and maintains close ties with the Western Australian Institute of Translators and Interpreters (WAITI), the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd. (NAATI), and has representation on NAATI's NILIAC reference group for Aboriginal language interpreting.