Multilingual health and aged care information

Below is a list of multilingual resources which you can access to assist you in your community who speak languages other than English.

The resources can be downloaded by following the links provided.

SMRC wish to acknowledge Centre for Cultural Diversity in Aging for the provision of this valuable resource. 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The following sites have translated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Department of Health, Australian Government

The resources include fact sheets, guidelines and other publications.

Languages available: Arabic, Vietnamese, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Italian and Korean.

Department of Home Affairs, Australian Government

Australian border information.

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese – Simplified, Farsi, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese

Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Government

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Chaldean, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Filipino, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hazaragi, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Zomi.

Health Translations library – Victorian Government

Health Translations is a Victorian government initiative that provides high quality consumer focused translated materials on health and wellbeing.

Information about COVID-19 is constantly updated and available in over 60 community languages.

Department of Health, NSW Government

Various resources available in various languages.

Coronavirus Multilingual Resource Library, Ethnolink Language Services

A one-stop shop for translated materials regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Many languages available.

Coronavirus information in your language, SBS 

News and information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available below in 63 languages

You can find information under the following topics:

Aged Care Services

Myagedcare (Australian Government Department of Health)

Numerous resources and booklets regarding aged care services.

Languages available: Arabic, Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese (Mandarin), Serbian, Traditional Chinese (Cantonese), Vietnamese, Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara, Torres Strait Creole (Yumplatok) and Warlpiri

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (Australian Government Department of Health)

Languages available: Various resources available in other languages

Do you have a concern? (Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission)

Languages available: 25 languages

Australian Charter of Aged Care Rights – Template for Signing

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Vietnamese

Australian Charter of Health Care Rights in Victoria (Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria)

Languages available: Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Khmer, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese

Carers Services (Carers Australia Victoria)

Languages available: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, German, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese

Information on Discrimination (Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission)

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, Chin, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Nuer, Persian, Russian, Somali, Sudanese Arabic, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrigna, Turkish, Vietnamese

My Health Record (Australian Digital Health Agency)

Languages available: ATSI languages, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Persian (Farsi), Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnameseand Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Advance Care Planning (Advance Care Planning Australia)

Languages available: Arabic, Cantonese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Arthritis Factsheets (Arthritis Australia)

Languages available: Several

Bladder and Bowel Health (Australian Government Department of Health)

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Dinka, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Karen, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Breast Cancer Resources (Breast Cancer Network Australia)

Languages available: Arabic, English, Greek, Italian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese

Bowel Cancer Screening Program (Australian Government Department of Health)

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, German, Greek, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Maltese, Nepalese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Cancer Council Victoria

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Filipino or Tagalog, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Macedonian, Malay, Malta, Maltese, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese Arabic, Tamil, Tigrinya, Turkish, Vietnamese

Continence Foundation of Australia

Languages available: Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Filipino, Deutsch German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Serbian, Somali, Spanish,  Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Dementia (Dementia Australia)

Languages available:  Many resources in multiple languages

Diabetes – Multicultural Diabetes Portal (National Diabetes Services Scheme)

Languages available: Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kirundi, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Punjabi, Korean, Samoan, Spanish, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Diabetes Talking Books (Bolton Clarke)

Languages available: Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Vietnamese

Elder Abuse Online Tool Kit (Seniors Rights Victoria)

Languages available: Bosnian, Chinese, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Punjabi, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese

Gambler’s help (Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation)

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Vietnamese, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, Italian

Heart Health (Heart Foundation)

Languages available: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, German, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Kidney Health Australia

Languages available: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Kirundi, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Maltese, Spanish, Tongan and Vietnamese

Organ and Tissue Donation (Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority)

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Dari, Dinka, French, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian (Bahasa), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese

Palliative Care –  (Palliative Care Victoria) various resources available 

Languages available: Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Karen, Serbian, Spanish Russian, Hindi, Macedonian, Maltese, Polish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Palliative Care Videos (CareSearch)

Languages available: Arabic, Cantonese, Italian, Greek, Mandarin

Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s Victoria)

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Macedonian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Talking with your Doctor (Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria)

Languages available: Arabic, Greek, Mandarin, Vietnamese

Quit Australia (Australian Government Department of Health)

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Voluntary Assisted Dying – Community Information (Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services)

Languages available: Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Punjabi, Sinhalese, Spanish, Vietnamese

Disability and NDIS

ADEC (Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities) Website Resources

ADEC offers a range of information on Disability and the NDIS in various languages

Understanding Disability in Australia (Factsheet by Amparo Advocacy Inc)

Languages available: 39 languages

What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? (Factsheet by Amparo Advocacy Inc)

Languages available: 39 languages

Making a Complaint – Disability Services Commissioner

Languages available: 21 languages

Office of the Public Advocate (various resources)

Languages available: Arabic, Croatian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Khmer, Macedonian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Filipino, Turkish, Vietnamese

Mental Health

Mental Health Multilingual Resources (NSW Transcultural Mental Health Centre)

Languages available: Albanian, Arabic, Assyrian, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Tetum, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

Numerous resources.

 

Transcultural Mental Health Centre 

Languages available:  44 languages

Financial Issues

Financial Abuse Fact Sheets (Seniors Online Victoria)

Languages available: Arabic, Assyrian, Bosnian, Croatian, Filipino, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Financial Support (Australian Government Department of Human Services)

Languages available: 67 languages

Safety

Fire danger / safety information (Country Fire Authority – CFA)

Languages available: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Chin, Croatian, Dari, Fijian, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tongan, Turkish, Vietnamese

Heatwave Information (Staying Healthy in the Heat) (State Government of Victoria, Department of Health)

Languages available: Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Greek, Gujarati, Hazaragi, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Macedonian, Maltese, Nuer, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese

Directories and Search Engines

CareSearch – Palliative Care Knowledge Network

Palliative Care Resources in multiple community languages.

Cancer Directory Website

Cancer Directory Website provides comprehensive online directory of cancer care publications and resources.

Over 500 are translated by accredited NAATI organisations into 56 languages.

Health Direct Australia

Search for translated health information.

Multicultural Health Communication

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

Search for translated health information.

Health Translations Directory (Victorian Government)

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Search for translated health information.