Multicultural services

The national Interpreter Symbol helps people with low English proficiency identify where they can ask for language assistance when using a government service

Dementia Australia (VIC) provides information about dementia in many different languages.

Interpreter service

If you need an interpreter you can contact the National Dementia Helpline through the Telephone Interpreting Service on 131 450.

For more information on multicultural initiatives please contact our Dementia Australia (VIC) Multicultural Officer on 03 9815 7800.

Risk Reduction Bilingual Tip Sheets

Doing what we can to reduce our risk of dementia is important for everyone in the Australian community. For those who would prefer to read about strategies that may reduce dementia risk in a language other than English, Dementia Australia has produced a series of Dementia Risk Reduction Bilingual Tip Sheets. These are available on our Your Brain Matters website.

Dementia information in other languages

Dementia information is available in a number of languages. Click on the link below to view a summary of information in each language.

Read information in your community language

Resources for organisations working with CALD clients

Perceptions of dementia in ethnic communities

People from CALD backgrounds face numerous barriers when it comes to accessing services. These include difficulties with language and a lack of knowledge of the service systems.

This resource will assist organizations working with CALD clients to better understand the background of consumers they are supporting and develop appropriate services to assist their clients.

The Perceptions of dementia in ethnic communities project report and accompanying resource kit examines perceptions of dementia in the following communities: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, English, Greek, Italian, Lao, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.


Community Partners Project: Empowering small ageing ethnic communities in Victoria

Funded through the Department of Health and Ageing, this project targets four ageing ethnic communities in Victoria: Lao, Romanian, Finnish and Russian Jewish. These communities have limited, or no, infrastructure to assist the elderly and their families to access aged care services.

Dementia Australia Australia Vic have worked in partnership with the four communities to develop dementia resources tailored to the unique needs and culture of each community.   

Facilitating a Carer Support Group - Facilitator Manual

This Facilitator manual, which is available in nine CALD langauages, provides simple tips on how to develop group facilitation skills in order to manage and facilitate support group activities. The manual is available for download in the languages below:











Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups

View our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources by clicking here.

Our National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dementia Advisory Group (NATSIDAG) provides Dementia Australia with advice on how we can improve support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups.

Finding support and connectedness

Finding Support and Connectedness poster (Click here to download)

Support and Connectedness: Pushpa's Story (Click here to download)