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Easter Break

Staff update

NABS events

Making a Booking

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Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the NABS/NICSS Deaf Community Newsletter.

Just last month the NABS Contact Centre completed its 250,000th booking - so a big thank you to all our wonderful clients for helping us reach this milestone.

NABS/NICSS recently attended the Our Choice Expo in Geelong, and was also a part of the Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide.

Later this month, NABS/NICSS will be holding a NDIS workshop in Townsville to help the Deaf Community better understand the changes with the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

We hope you have a wonderful Easter. NABS/NICSS offices will be closed on the public holidays. 


Easter Break

NABS would like to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable Easter break!

Please see below for NABS opening times over the Easter period:

Good Friday (March 25) CLOSED
Easter Saturday (March 26) 8am to 1pm
Sunday March 27 CLOSED
Easter Monday (March 28) CLOSED
Tuesday March 29 Normal hours resume

*Normal operating hours: 8am to 8pm Mon-Friday, 8am to 1pm Saturdays

Staff Update

The NABS/NICSS Communications Team has welcomed new staff member, Rachel Byrnes.

Rachel has previously worked with Deaf Australia for the last 10 years providing awareness for the Deaf and hearing community, as well as some advocacy.

You can read more about Rachel on the NABS Blog.

NDIS Workshop - FREE

Are you or a family member Deaf or hard of hearing? This FREE NDIS workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 23 in Townsville.

Your can find more information about the workshop on the NABS/NICSS NDIS Workshop Flyer  or the NDIS Workshop web page.

Making a Booking

I have my medical appointment, who books the interpreter?

You can ask NABS to book an interpreter OR you can ask your medical practice to book an interpreter.

When should I/the medical practice contact NABS?

When you know your appointment details you or your medical practice should contact NABS as soon as possible - especially for Specialist appointments.

The more notice you give us the better chance we have to book an interpreter.

What if my appointment is cancelled or changes day/time?

Tell NABS immediately and NABS will make sure you, the interpreter and the health care provider know about the cancellation or change.

Contact NABS
You can contact NABS by:

Online: Book an Interpreter Form


SMS: 0427 671 261


Other ways to contact NABS