These are services you can use if you find it hard to communicate in English.
Language aides are people who work at Council and can speak languages other than English. They are not professional interpreters, but can help customers who are dealing with Council.
We currently have language aides for:
- AUSLAN (sign)
There is no cost to use our language aides.
Please ask our staff if you’d like a language aide to help you.
Council has an interpreter service that can help you with face-to-face language support.
Interpreters can work with you to communicate with government, community groups or private businesses.
See our Interpreters page for details of available languages, costs, and how to make a booking.
Translations are language interpretations made in writing. Our interpreter service does not offer written translations.
You can get written translations through Service NSW. For more information see their website, call 13 77 88 or visit the Wollongong office at 90 Crown Street, Wollongong.
See our English Language Support Directory to find local groups and resources that can support newly arrived migrants.
You can use the Australian Government’s Translating and Interpreting Service to deal with Council in languages other than English.
To phone Council using this service, call 13 14 50 and ask them to connect you to Wollongong City Council on (02) 4227 7111.
For more information visit the Translating and Interpreting Service website.
Our COVID-19 Multilingual Information page has links to websites and fact sheets in different community languages.
Documents in community languages
|PDF File||Language-Aide-Translation-in-Greek.pdf||117.0 KB|
|PDF File||Language-Aide-Translation-in-Italian.pdf||93.0 KB|
|PDF File||Language-Aide-Translation-in-Macedonian.pdf||112.4 KB|
|PDF File||Language-Aide-Translation-in-Polish.pdf||109.0 KB|
|PDF File||Language-Aide-Translation-in-Serbian.pdf||103.9 KB|
|PDF File||Language-Aide-Translation-in-Spanish.pdf||68.2 KB|
|PDF File||Language-Aide-Translation-in-Turkish.pdf||94.5 KB|
|PDF File||FOGO-Easy-Read-Arabic.pdf||1.2 MB|
|PDF File||FOGO-Easy-Read-Chinese.pdf||1.5 MB|
|PDF File||FOGO-Easy-Read-Farsi.pdf||1.2 MB|
|PDF File||FOGO-Easy-Read-Italian.pdf||1.5 MB|
|PDF File||FOGO-Easy-Read-Macedonian.pdf||1.5 MB|
|PDF File||FOGO-Easy-Read-Vietnamese.pdf||1.6 MB|
|PDF File||How-Can-We-Help-Our-Environment-Arabic.pdf||6.1 MB|
|PDF File||How-Can-We-Help-Our-Environment-Chinese.pdf||6.2 MB|
|PDF File||How-Can-We-Help-Our-Environment-Macedonian.pdf||6.0 MB|
|PDF File||Waste-Services-Guide-Arabic.pdf||897.4 KB|
|PDF File||Waste-Services-Guide-Chinese-simplified.pdf||2.3 MB|
|PDF File||Waste-Services-Guide-Farsi.pdf||886.1 KB|
|PDF File||Waste-Services-Guide-Macedonian.pdf||2.3 MB|
|PDF File||Waste-Services-Guide-Thai.pdf||2.2 MB|
|PDF File||Customer-Service-FAQs-Arabic.pdf||2.0 MB|
|PDF File||Customer-Service-FAQs-Chinese.pdf||2.5 MB|
|PDF File||Customer-Service-FAQs-Macedonian.pdf||2.0 MB|
We also have a list of questions we are asked a lot with simple answers on our Common Questions in Easy English page.
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-Arabic.pdf||3.8 MB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-brochure-Burmese.pdf||876.1 KB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-brochure-Farsi.pdf||895.1 KB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-brochure-Swahili.pdf||854.3 KB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-Chinese.pdf||4.0 MB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-English.pdf||4.3 MB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-Hindi.pdf||3.9 MB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-Macedonian.pdf||4.0 MB|
|PDF File||Beach-Safety-Vietnamese.pdf||4.0 MB|
|PDF File||Swimwear-flyer-Arabic.pdf||516.4 KB|
|PDF File||Swimwear-flyer-Chinese-Mandarin.pdf||605.8 KB|
Websites with beach safety information in different languages
- Surf Life Saving NSW's Learn & Play in Your Language page has translated information about the beach, rip currents, lifesavers, rock fishing and staying safe at our beautiful beaches.
- Royal Life Saving Australia has videos, posters and other information in several languages.
Videos in community languages
Report an Issue
- Animal Issues
- Building and Development Issues
- Drains and Stormwater Pits
- Food Issues
- Health Issues
- Injury or Damage Claims
- Noise Issues
- Park Maintenance Issues
- Playground and Sportsground Issues
- Roads and Footpaths
- Rubbish and Recycling Issues
- Traffic and Parking Issues
- Trees, Grass and Plants
- News and Alerts
- Join the Conversation
- Neighbourhood Forums
- Wollongong Living Books
- Activities at our Community Centres
- COVID-19 Support Services Directory
- Aboriginal Culture and Communities
- Children and Families
- Young People
- Older People
- People with Disability
- Support for Carers
- Community Transport
- Multicultural Communities
- Refugee Communities
- LGBTQIA+ Communities
- Mental Health and Crisis Support
- Affordable Housing
- Low Cost and Free Meals
- Social Enterprises
- New or Recently Moved Residents
- Reduce Waste
- Sustainable Food
- Gardening and Plants
- Energy and Water
- Learn About Climate Change
- Ride our Bike City