Contact interpreter booking agencies

This section lists contact details for specialised NZSL interpreter booking agencies, and general interpreting booking agencies.

Specialised NZSL booking agencies

General interpreting booking agencies

Specialised NZSL booking agencies

There are three specialised booking agencies for NZSL interpreters, listed in alphabetical order:

Connect Interpreting -  

  • Nationwide Service
  • Provides sign language interpreting services for all types of assignments, including specialist areas of interpreting where the allocation of interpreters requires more careful consideration
  • All bookings managed by experienced interpreters to ensure best outcomes
  • Contracts only qualified interpreters who are SLIANZ members
  • Actively develops the workforce capacity by providing training and supervision

Contact Connect Interpreting:

Auckland and Hamilton
021 555 181 Scheduling manager

Other New Zealand centres
021 96 1815 Scheduling manager

Head Office contact
021 937399 or 021 730044

iSign -

  • Nationwide offices and dedicated Customer Service Officers - Deaf & Hearing who are fluent in NZSL and active members of the Deaf community.
  • Contracted by Government agencies to deliver interpreting services.
  • Certified under Home & Community Support Sector Standard NZS 8158.
  • Accredited Level 4 Ministry of Social Development Social Services Provider.
  • Not for Profit and any surpluses returned to the Deaf community.
  • Interpreters used are qualified and members of the Sign Language Interpreters Association of NZ.
  • Operate an after hours service.
  • NZ representative for the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters and the World Federation of the Deaf. 

Contact iSign:
Call:  0800 934 683
Free Text:  3359


WordsWorth Interpreting -

  • Onsite and online interpreter bookings and interpreter coordination throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand for all types of assignment, including specialised subject areas
  • Fluent and experienced interpreters
  • Co-ordination with all parties and budgets
  • Service-oriented ethos
  • Assistance in assigning an interpreter who can capture nuance professionally and appropriately, whatever the situation and language users.
  • Localisation of your message to the Deaf community to achieve maximum potential engagement and communication.
  • Interpreters are all members of SLIANZ and undertake regular professional development.

Contact WordsWorth Interpreting:

0272 967 379 (0272 WORDSWORTH)
0800 967 379 (0800 WORDSWORTH)
Email: (Director)

General interpreting booking agencies

Interpreting New Zealand -

  • provides both on-site and telephone interpreting in some 70 languages, including NZSL interpreters (on-site only)
  • provides NZSL interpreters for hospitals, health centres, social services, courts, tribunals, police, immigration, housing and wider local and central government organisations
  • booking service operates 24 hours, seven days a week
  • serves not only the wider Wellington area, but also many other North Island and South Island regions.

Contact Interpreting New Zealand:

Phone: daytime (9am to 5pm) 04 384 2265 or after hours (24 hours) 04 384 2849

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