Did you know that the City of Ipswich is home to people born in 163 different countries and regions (including Australia) and 12.4% of Ipswich residents speak a language other than English at home? The key to an inclusive and resilient community is accessibility of information to everyone.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Resources

Emergency Management Australia has produced a range of emergency management education and preparedness guides designed for use by CALD communities. The series is made up of six easy to understand illustrations, with each one offering tips for dealing with different types of natural disasters.


Resources in Other Languages

The Queensland Government also has a suite of translated factsheets for commonly experienced natural disasters. They are available in the following languages:


Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

Further support can be found at the national Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS):

  • भाषांतर सेवाओं के लिए वेबसाइट Tisnational.gov.au पर जाएं या 13 14 50 फोन करें। (Hindi)
  • 如需翻译服务, 请访问以下网站 Tisnational.gov.au
    或请致电 13 14 50 (Mandarin)
  • Mo le faaliliuina o auaunaga asiasi i luga o le upega tafa’ilagi Tisnational.gov.au poʻo le telefoni 13 14 50 (Samoan)
  • Para servicios de traducción visita la página web Tisnational.gov.au o communicate por teléfono al 13 14 50 (Spanish)
  • Para sa mga serbisyong pagsasalin bisitahin ang website ng Tisnational.gov.au, o tumawag sa telepono 13 14 50 (Tagalog)
  • Nếu cần sử dụng dịch vụ thông dịch, xin quí vị nhập trang mạng Tisnational.gov.au hoặc gọi điện thoại số 13 14 50 (Vietnamese)

Simplified English and Auslan Resources

The Queensland Government and Australian Red Cross host a suite of information about preparing and responding to natural disasters in easy to access English, including information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Auslan language users will also find this collection of videos from The Deaf Society helpful in preparing and responding to emergencies and disasters:

Further support can be found through the National Relay Service.


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