How to contact us if you have hearing or speech difficulties
If you are deaf, can’t hear well or have difficulty using your voice you can use our online form or email us at email@example.com. We will get back to you between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.
You can also contact us using the National Relay Service. The NRS uses specially trained contact centre staff called relay officers who act as the central link between people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment, and the person or organisation they are calling. A relay call allows you to communicate with another person while they use the phone, even if you can't hear or use your voice.
Depending on your particular needs, you can choose one of the following relay call options.
This service is free apart from your normal internet connection. Calls can be made using:
- the National Relay Service and entering 1300 947 820 as the number you wish to call
- instant through either Windows Live Messenger (formerly known as MSN) or AOL (AIM)
- a mobile phone or if you have an internet connection
Your call is answered by a relay officer. This relay officer will contact us on your behalf. If you can’t speak, the relay officer can become ‘your voice’ and read out your conversation. If you’re unable to hear, the relay officer can listen to the response from us and type it back for you to read.
All calls are confidential, and relay officers must respect your privacy.
TTY users can call 133 677 and then ask for 1300 947 820
Speak and listen users
Speak and listen users can call 1300 555 727 and then ask for 1300 947 820.
Text message users
Text message users can call by texting 0423 677 767 and asking to be connected with 1300 947 820.
Video relay users
To access the National Relay Service Video Relay Service Skype contact, type into your browser.
Reviewed 03 May 2022