Translation Service Cairns, QLD 

Our Cairns translation service is NAATI-certified and available in over 150 languages. Birth/marriage certificates and police checks for $69 in 2 days.


NAATI certification


Quality guarantee


Transparent process


Culturally appropriate


Personal Document Translation

Discover our certified translation services meticulously designed for personal documents essential in visa applications or official processes worldwide. We cater to diverse documents, including birth certificates, marriage certificates, driver’s licences, police checks, and more.

Languages Spoken in Cairns 

The percentage of people speaking a language other than English at home in Cairns has increased from 14.1% in 2016 to 21.3% in 2021. The largest increases have been for those speaking Australian Indigenous Languages (+433 persons), Malayalam (+321 persons), Spanish (+312 persons), and Nepali (+264 persons).

This increase is reflective of the growing diversity of the Cairns population, with more people from a range of backgrounds making the city their home. Lastly, this diversity brings many benefits, such as enriched cultural experiences and greater economic opportunities. It also helps to create a more vibrant and cosmopolitan city.


Why Choose Our Cairns Translation Service?

Focus on Quality and Cultural Appropriateness: Our Cairns translation service prioritises delivering high-quality translations that are not only accurate but also culturally appropriate, ensuring clear and effective communication with the target audience.

Experienced and Qualified Translators: With an emphasis on having a team of experienced and qualified translators, we guarantee the production of top-tier translations, reflecting our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in language services.

Transparency and Tailored Approach: Adhering to a 100% transparency policy, we clearly define the purpose and target audience of each translation project, enabling our team to tailor the translations to the specific context, ensuring relevancy and effectiveness in communication.

Our approach to translation project management

Pre-translation stage

Understanding objectives, designing a strategy, building a team

Research stage

Terminology management and allocation of resources

Translation stage

Translation and independent review

In-house QA and DTP stage

Final linguistic QA and graphic design work


Client delivery and ongoing customer support/feedback


The CALD Community in Cairns 

CALD stands for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. In Cairns, CALD communities include people from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, such as Indigenous Australians, people of European descent, and people from a variety of Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Mixed Heritage backgrounds. In addition, these communities may have different cultural traditions, languages, and experiences, but they all contribute to the diversity and richness of Cairns.

Our Services


Cultural Adaptation Service

We focus on customising content for various audiences, especially in fields like cancer prevention. We’re skilled at grasping diverse cultural viewpoints and addressing communication challenges in our materials.


Corporate documents translation in Cairns

We have a team of dedicated project managers to handle your corporate documents and can help ensure that the work is completed efficiently and effectively. 


Community Translations for Australian CALD communities

Cultural adaptation is sometimes necessary to achieve effective community translations and as part of our community translations work, we also offer community checking and multilingual typesetting services.


How we can help you?

Having a team of skilled and knowledgeable professionals working on your translation projects can help ensure that the result is accurate and effective. If you need professional translation services, contact us to get a free quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

Translation service providers offer translation services in various languages, and they often have teams of professional translators who are proficient in a wide range of language pairs. Translation service providers also often have quality assurance processes in place to ensure that the translations they deliver are accurate and meet the needs of their clients.
Translation services in Cairns, Australia can be used by a variety of individuals and organisations. Some examples of potential users of translation services in Cairns include:

  • Businesses that need to communicate with clients, partners, or employees who speak different languages
  • Government agencies or non-profit organisations that need to translate documents or provide interpretation services for people with limited English proficiency

We have a range of 150+ languages expertise and can accommodate a variety of translation needs. Having a large network of translators and quality assurance procedures in place are important factors to consider when choosing a translation service provider, we can help ensure that the translations you receive are accurate and meet your specific needs.

We usually only deliver electronic copies of our translations, but we can also deliver hard copies if you need them. There is no additional cost for hard copies delivered by Standard Post, but if you need your translations quicker, we can quote you for Express Post as well.

In Cairns, 13% of people spoke a language other than English at home in 2016. This is according to Cairns language statistics, which show the proportion of the population who speak a language at home other than English. The top 5 languages spoken at home in Cairns, ranked by size, are Japanese, Filipino/Tagalog, Australian Indigenous Languages, Mandarin, and Italian.

Cairns is a city in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is home to a diverse range of communities, including Indigenous Australians, people of European descent, and people from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Here are the top 10 communities in Cairns, based on population size: 

  • Indigenous Australians 
  • Australians of European descent 
  • Australians of Asian descent 
  • Australians of Middle Eastern descent 
  • Australians of Latin American descent 
  • Australians of African descent 
  • Australians of Pacific Islander descent 
  • Australians of South Asian descent 
  • Australians of Southeast Asian descent 
  • Australians of Mixed Heritage 

It’s important to note that these are just estimates and that Cairns is home to people from a wide variety of backgrounds. 

What our clients say
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Maechelle Delos ReyesMaechelle Delos Reyes
06:37 23 May 23
Lizzie GassonLizzie Gasson
20:14 09 Mar 23
Neranga SandamalNeranga Sandamal
09:07 01 Sep 22
Quick and excellent service. And a fair fee as well. Totally recommending. 👌
Fatma KaragolFatma Karagol
08:00 01 Sep 22
Great service, our documents were ready in nearly 3 working days. Really satisfied with the service. Clear communitication, best customer service, Thank you!
Andrea PecheAndrea Peche
22:37 26 Aug 22
Amazing service! Communication was clear and continuous, the turnaround time was incredible. Highly recommended for anyone needing reliable translation services.
Michalis TolkasMichalis Tolkas
00:28 28 Jul 22
Highly satisfied with the communication, speed and professionalism of Sylaba for my driver's license translation needs, and would certainly recommend the company for translation services.
Living LanguagesLiving Languages
23:27 07 Jun 22
Sonia from Sylaba provided our organisation with a wonderful Plain English workshop. Our whole team found it worthwhile, and we’re already starting to put the training in place. Thanks to Sonia for putting all her effort in to really tailor it, and also for acknowledging where the limits of her knowledge were – it really made the workshop special. I’d like to say it was flawless!Sylaba has definitely made a positive difference in our work!
Ahmad FauzieAhmad Fauzie
22:50 26 Jan 22
Highly recommended NAATI qualified translation Services. Highly Trained and competence staffs that follow you step by step. Very impressed with the accuracy of the translation and the prompt communication. Sylaba was delivered the documents timely and outstandingly. Apart from this, they were very quick, professional and kind. I'll keep doing my future translations with them with no hesitation.
Lorena MonsalvesLorena Monsalves
09:53 20 Jan 20
I got two birth certificates translated from English to Spanish. Sonia did a great job! She answered all my questions in a timely manner and got the paperwork done very quickly for me as I needed them in a few days. The paperwork was professionally presented with the NAATI certification. Very happy, thanks again Sonia!
Sophie ThompsonSophie Thompson
05:38 30 Jul 19
We have had Sylaba present at several nurse education events. They are extremely professional and hard working. In addition, Sonia is a fantastic presenter and facilitator of both small and large groups. I happily recommend their services and look forward to working with them again in the future.
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