Continuity of Support (CoS) for the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS)
The Department of Social Services administers CoS for NABS to provide accredited Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreters to deaf Auslan users aged 65 years and over, free of charge for private medical consultations.
People under 65 years of age who need Auslan interpreting support, should apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Further information, including information about how to apply for the NDIS is available on the NDIS website.
The department has created an Easy Read instruction guide for deaf Auslan users aged under 65 years to engage with the NDIS.
CoS for NABS is delivered by Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ).
Continuity of Support
NABS clients aged 65 years and over will be eligible for Continuity of Support (CoS). CoS will support all Auslan users (including new clients) aged 65 years and over and who are ineligible for the NDIS to access Auslan interpreting support for private medical appointments.
CoS for NABS will continue to be administered by the Department of Social Services.