The Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association (ASLIA) is a non-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the needs and interests of Auslan/English interpreters and Deaf Interpreters in Australia. The Association is comprised of a national Executive Committee, a Representative Council and branches in most states/territories.
ASLIA was established in April 1991 and was initially known as the Association of Australian Sign Language Interpreters (AASLI). State Associations were developed prior to the creation of ASLIA.
ASLIA’s vision is to seek to lead and promote best practice in sign language interpreting across Australia. To achieve this, ASLIA provides policies and a platform for the views of sign language interpreters throughout the nation on a variety of issues, including: training, on-going professional development, recruitment, working conditions, remuneration, and the provision of services within the sign language interpreting sector. In addition, ASLIA is a member the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) and one key aspect of this membership is to support sign language interpreting practitioners in developing countries within the Australasian & Oceania region.
As the Organising Partner, ASLIA welcomes sign language delegates and presenters from all over the world to the XXI FIT World Congress in Brisbane.