Health Translations Directory

The Health Translations Directory is a Victorian Government initiative managed and maintained by the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The directory improves the health of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Health Translations Directory provides health professionals and community members with reliable, accurate, and up to date health information in many different languages.

The directory links to multilingual resources published by government departments, peak health bodies, hospitals, and community health and welfare organisations.


The directory is continually growing through organisations who register their translated health information. Our team is dedicated to expanding the directory and actively source high quality translated health information.

We constantly review the site to ensure information is relevant and accessible. Our process of review has ensured that errors like broken links remain under 1% of the resources available. The site has been managed by the CEH since 2014.

Most of the information accessed on the site is hosted by third party websites that are part of organisations we have partnership agreements with. This ensures that information that is available offers insightful expertise that is relevant to people accessing the site. Some resources are also produced in-house by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health.  

The Victorian Government’s Multicultural Policy of 2017 emphasised the importance of access to healthcare as a basic right for every Victorian. It outlined that people born overseas, particularly women and girls, are likely to have significantly poorer health than people born in Australia. The document highlights the Health Translations Directory as part of an initiative to help correct this.

Health Translations Directory News

First Aid Resource

CEH has produced a first aid resource in plain English and Arabic, based on St John’s Ambulance DRSABCD Action Plan. CEH worked with community members and a graphic designer to adapt the language and images of the St John’s first aid message for Arabic readers.
This resource outlines how to assess if someone has a life-threatening condition and immediate first aid actions to take. This resource is best used by people who have done a First Aid course but and can also be used to inform the general public. We suggest printing it out for display in public areas such as housing estates, medical and community centres.

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Finding a home in Victoria

Finding a home when you are new to Australia can be difficult, and confusing. Renting, paying bills, finding help in a new system… all present challenges for new arrivals.
Finding a home in Victoria was developed to support people of refugee backgrounds to find their way around the housing system. It includes information on tenants’ rights, how to choose an energy provider, social housing, who can help in case of homelessness… This online booklet was developed in consultation with newly-arrived communities and is published in English, Arabic and Dari. It was developed with funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

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