Personal requests for NAATI-certified translation services

IML's quality translation promise

We are committed to providing a high quality translation service. We engage translators in accordance with the accreditation standards determined by NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters).

We supply certified translations that are accepted by all institutions throughout Australia, including Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australian Courts (including Family Courts), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Qld), Medical Board of Australia, Dental Board of Australia, QTAC and Engineers Australia.

 

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Rates

Minimum fee for all translations: prices start at $99. 

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The above Instant Quote Request Form is for one document only. If you have more than one document, please email these to uqtranslation@uq.edu.au together with your contact details. We will get back to you with a quote, a turnaround time and the requirements for translation.

 

Turnaround times

Standard turnaround time (1-2 pages) is usually 4 business days for an electronic copy of your NAATI certified translation. For multiple documents the turnaround time may differ.

You will be notified when the hard copy of your translation is ready to be sent to you by post or is available for collection from our Office.

An express translation service which incurs a 25% surcharge may be available. Please contact us for more details.

Available languages

Afrikaans | Albanian | Amharic | Arabic | Azerbaijani (Azeri)

Bangla | Bosnian | Bulgarian | Burmese

Cambodian | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Croatian | Czech

Danish | Dari | Dinka | Dutch

Filipino | Finnish | Flemish | French 

German | Greek

Hebrew | Hindi | Hmong | Hungarian

Icelandic | Indonesian | Italian

Japanese | Javanese

Khmer | Korean | Kurdish

Lao | Latin | Latvian | Lithuanian

Macedonian | Malay | Maltese

Nepali | Norwegian

Persian (Farsi) | Polish | Portuguese | Punjabi

Romanian | Russian

Samoan | Serbian |Sinhalese | Slovak |Slovene | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Swedish

Tamil | Tetum | Thai

Language Information

For a document translation quote, please use the Translation Enquiry page to get an estimate of the cost of your translation. 

ARABIC TRANSLATION

Arabic is one of the world’s major languages, officially spoken by over 250 million people, and Arabic is understood by up to four times more among Muslims worldwide. Arabic is the principle language in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel (as one of the official languages), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Due to recent political and business changes in the region, there is now a constant flow of English to Arabic translations and vice versa. IML Arabic translators are able to assist with all types of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents. We can provide translations in both directions, i.e. Arabic to English and English to Arabic. 
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Arabic translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Arabic translator can also advise on whether the Arabic translation needs to be localised for a specific Arabic-speaking market.


CHINESE TRANSLATION

There are two forms of written Chinese – Simplified Chinese (used in China, Singapore and Malaysia) and Traditional Chinese (used in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and many overseas Chinese communities), but Simplified Chinese is gradually gaining popularity among overseas Chinese as more mainland Chinese emigrate and travel abroad. With China’s steady rise as a commercial powerhouse, the Chinese translation to and from English of business documents has become commonplace. The choice of Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese is vital in the Chinese translation from English, the geopolitical situation of the target audience of the Chinese translation determining which version of the Chinese language is employed.  IML Chinese translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents. We can provide translations in both directions, i.e. Traditional Chinese to English, English into Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese to English, English into Simplified Chinese.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Chinese translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Chinese translator can also advise on whether the Chinese translation needs to be localised for a specific Chinese-speaking market.


FRENCH TRANSLATION 

French is another popular Romance Language. As well as being spoken in France, French is an official language in multilingual nations like Belgium, Canada and Switzerland. French is also widely spoken in many French colonial dependencies in Africa (e.g. Morocco and Algeria), The Caribbean (e.g. Haiti and Guadeloupe), The Pacific (e.g. New Caledonia and Tahiti) and South East Asia (e.g. Vietnam and Cambodia). IML French translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents. We can provide translations in both directions, i.e. French to English and English to French.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML provides a certified, NAATI accredited, professional French translation for all types of documents. A professional French translator can also advise on whether the French translation needs to be localised for a specific French-speaking market.

 

GERMAN TRANSLATION 

German is one of the main international cultural languages, spoken by over 100 million people on a daily basis. Germany, Austria and Switzerland are the main exponents of the language and German also has close ties with Dutch and Flemish.  A NAATI accredited translator will be able to translate from Austrian German, Swiss German, as well as High and Low German, as spoken in Germany. IML German translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.

IML Brisbane: Quality Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional German translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional German translator can also advise on whether the German translation needs to be localised for a specific German-speaking market.

 

INDONESIAN TRANSLATION 

Indonesian is spoken by a quarter of a billion people in Indonesia. Indonesian is also spoken by over 1.5 million people worldwide, particularly in the Netherlands and Philippines. The Indonesian name for the language is Bahasa Indonesa, Bahasa being the Indonesian word for language. In addition, hundreds of regional languages or local dialects such as Minangkabau, Sundanese and Javanese are widely spoken in Indonesian countries. Located close to Australia, the need for Indonesian English translations and interpreting is in high demand for both business and educational purposes. IML Indonesian translators ar able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane: Quality Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Indonesian translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Indonesian translator can also advise on whether the Indonesian translation needs to be localised for a specific Indonesian-speaking market.

 

ITALIAN TRANSLATION 

Italian is spoken as a native language by about 70 million people in Italy, San Marino and parts of Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia and France. Italian is spoken as a non-native language by an estimated 200 million people across the globe. Of all the Romance languages, Italian is the language closest to Latin and has always been important in all things cultural, with much great Italian literature, prose and theoretical writings translated into English. There are many different Italian dialects which can vary considerably and make spoken communication difficult at times. Italian translation can reflect those variations in order to fit any particular market. IML Italian translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane:  Quality Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Italian translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Italian translator can also advise on whether the Italian translation needs to be localised for a specific Italian-speaking market.


JAPANESE TRANSLATION 

The Japanese language is the sixth most spoken language in the world. Thus Japanese translation and interpreting is highly sought after. Japanese is a unique language as no definitive link between any other languages can be established with Japanese. The Japanese language is distinct from Chinese and Korean, although the written form uses Chinese characters. Japanese used three different writing systems of varied complexity, two of which are syllabic (hiragana and katekana) and relatively easy to learn with 50 characters each.  The divergence of Japanese from other language structures suggests that Japanese to English and English to Japanese translation and interpreting is vital for our greater understanding in the global community that we live in. IML Japanese translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Japanese translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Japanese translator can also advise on whether the Japanese translation needs to be localised for a specific Japanese-speaking market.

 

KOREAN TRANSLATION 

Korean, or Hangungmal as it is known in South Korea, is the national language of Korea. It is spoken by approximately 70 million speakers in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. Additionally, several mutually intelligible dialects exist in Korea with the exception of the dialect spoken on Jeju Island. Hangul, the Korean written system which has been written from left to right since the 1980’s; is grammatically similar to Japanese and 70% of its vocabulary is Chinese in origin. Changes in government policies promote study in Australia by Korean nationals, thus immigration to Australia is increasing steadily. For effective Korean to English and English to Korean translation, a deep understanding of the Korean culture is necessary. Taking into account the nature of the written material and its intended readers, the IML provides NAATI accredited, professional Korean translation. This allows the Korean translation to be used seamlessly wherever it is required. IML Korean translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.

IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Korean translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Korean translator can also advise on whether the Korean translation needs to be localised for a specific Korean-speaking market.  

 

MALAY TRANSLATION 

Malay is the official language of Malaysia and Brunei, and is spoken in Singapore, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo. The Indonesian dialect of Malay converges with the Malaysian form for scientific and technical language. These divergent dialects are products of colonialism by the Dutch and the English respectively. The Arabic script was replaced by the Roman alphabet in the 17th Century for written Malay. To produce accurate and meaningful Malay to English or English to Malay translations, the purpose and readership of the document must be considered. Taking into account these factors, a NAATI accredited, professional Malay translation can be provided by the IML. This allows the Malay English translation to be used accurately in the country for which it is destined. IML Malay translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Malay translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Malay translator can also advise on whether the Malay translation needs to be localised for a specific Malay-speaking market.

 

POLISH TRANSLATION 

With a population of approximately 40 million, Polish is the third most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian and Ukrainian. The demand for Polish to English translations and interpreting has increased significantly with immigration. IML Polish translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Polish translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Polish translator can also advise on whether the Polish translation needs to be localised for a specific Polish-speaking market.

 

PORTUGUESE AND BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE TRANSLATION 

Portuguese is a Romance language. Over 200 million people speak Portuguese throughout the world. Portuguese is the official language of seven countries: Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and Sao Tome and Principe islands. Many creole languages based on Portuguese exist around the world, especially in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. It is the language of about half of South America's population; Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas. It is the co-official language in Macau and East Timor. IML Portuguese translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents. We can provide translations in both directions, i.e. from Portuguese & Brazillian Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese & Brazillian Portuguese. 
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Portuguese translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Portuguese translator can also advise on whether the Portuguese translation needs to be localised for a specific Portuguese-speaking market.

 

RUSSIAN TRANSLATION 

The most prevalent of the Slavic languages, Russian has over 250 million people currently speaking it worldwide. Russian is spoken in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Poland, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Israel, Japan, India, China, Brazil, Baltic States, Romania and Korea. IML Russian translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Russian translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Russian translator can also advise on whether the Russian translation needs to be localised for a specific Russian-speaking market.
 
 

SPANISH TRANSLATION

Spanish, the most widely spoken of the Romance Languages, is spoken in Spain and all of the South American countries besides Brazil. Spanish is the national language in all of the Central American nations such as Mexico and El Salvador. For a Spanish translation to be effective with a Spanish-speaking audience, it must take cultural differences which are evident among the many countries Spanish is spoken into account. Depending on the project and the target audience, the NAATI accredited, professional Spanish translation provided by IML can utilise different types of Spanish including: neutral Spanish, Latin American Spanish or Castilian Spanish. This allows the Spanish translation to be used seamlessly throughout various countries. IML Spanish translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.

IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Spanish translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Spanish translator can also advise on whether the Spanish translation needs to be localised for a specific Spanish-speaking market.


SWEDISH TRANSLATION 

Swedish is spoken by approximately 10 million people, in Sweden and parts of Finland. In Finland, Swedish is the second national language. Sweden borders European countries Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. Thus Swedish to English translations and interpreting and vice versa are in demand. IML Swedish translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Swedish translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Swedish translator can also advise on whether the Swedish translation needs to be localised for a specific Swedish-speaking market.


THAI TRANSLATION 

The official language of Thailand, Thai is spoken by over 20 million people. Standard Thai is composed of several distinct registers, for different social contexts, these being Street Thai, elegant Thai, Rhetorical Thai, Religious Thai and Royal Thai. Thai tourism and exports contribute significantly to the economy in Australia. Thus the demand for translation to and from Thai and English is high. The experienced Thai-English translators at the Institute of Modern Languages understand well the differences between Eastern and Western traditions, thought, language and culture which create challenges when translating Thai to English and vice versa. IML Thai translators are able to assist with all sorts of documents, from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.
 
IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Thai translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Thai translator can also advise on whether the Thai translation needs to be localised for a specific Thai-speaking market.


VIETNAMESE TRANSLATION 

Vietnamese, or tiếng Việt, is the mother tongue in the majority of Vietnam, with the remaining ethnic groups speaking it as a second language. Over 3 million people living abroad are estimated to speak Vietnamese. Most Vietnamese vocabulary comes from Cantonese Chinese, with strong French colonial influences. Quốc Ngữ  is the written form of the Vietnamese language. IML Vietnamese translation from English to Vietnamese or Vietnamese to English takes into account the cultural differences that affect meaning within the languages. Depending on the purpose and the recipient, a NAATI accredited, professional Vietnamese translation provided by IML Vietnamese translators can accurately translate documents from standard identity documents to import permits and more complex and technical documents.

IML Brisbane: Accredited Translation Services - IML will provide a certified, NAATI accredited, professional Vietnamese translation for all types of documents. A NAATI accredited, professional Vietnamese translator can also advise on whether the Vietnamese translation needs to be localised for a specific Vietnamese-speaking market.
  

Contact us

Phone: 07 3346 8206

E-mail: uqtranslation@uq.edu.au

The University of Queensland

Level 1, Joyce Ackroyd Building
37 Blair Drive
St Lucia, QLD 4072

Open Mon-Fri 8.30-5pm (closed national and QLD public holidays)