Straker are one of Australia's leading providers of translations services in Canberra and offer fast turnaround, cost effective and high quality translations. Our clients include large organisations such as AMP, the State Government of Victoria, individuals and smaller companies needing a quality translation service. We can translate into over 100 languages including French, German Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Arabic and Japanese along with many others. We provide professional translations at competitive prices no job is too big or too small.
All of our translation processes and systems are certified to EN15038, the highest global standard for the translation industry. We are members of the Association of Language Companies and TAUS (The European association for language data technology). Our linguists are highly skilled within the translation industry and our systems of in-house testing and validation ensure clients get the highest quality translation. We can provide certified translations for almost any country including legal and immigration certified translations.
We provide NAATI accredited certified translations for Australian immigration purposes. Your immigration documents will be translated and stamped by a registered NAATI translator. You will receive electronic copies of your document as soon as they're translated and the hardcopy originals of your NAATI certified documents are sent to you using Australia Post, allow 3-5 working days to receive these. Hardcopies can be sent Express Post but this needs to be requested at the time of submitting your translation.
Need your translation in a hurry? We can provide the fastest turnaround translations in Canberra, even on very large documents using our Transl8 collaborative translation portal. On average translators can get through 3,000-4,000 words per day, using Transl8 translators can get up to 6,000-7,000 words per day and multiple translators can work on larger documents concurrently making it possible to get even very large documents translated with a couple of days.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a "Canberran".
The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation's capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city. Following an international contest for the city's design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins' plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred around axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory.
The city's design was heavily influenced by the garden city movement and incorporates significant areas of natural vegetation that have earned Canberra the title of the "bush capital". The growth and development of Canberra were hindered by the World Wars and the Great Depression, which exacerbated a series of planning disputes and the ineffectiveness of a sequence of bodies that were to oversee the development of the city. The national capital emerged as a thriving city after World War II, as Prime Minister Robert Menzies championed its development and the National Capital Development Commission was formed with executive powers. Although the Australian Capital Territory is now self-governing, the federal government retains some influence through the National Capital Authority.
As the seat of the government of Australia, Canberra is the site of Parliament House, the High Court and numerous government departments and agencies. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance, such as the Australian War Memorial, Australian National University, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library. The Australian Army's officer corps are trained at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Defence Force Academy is also located in the capital.
As the city has a high proportion of public servants, the federal government contributes the largest percentage of Gross State Product and is the largest single employer in Canberra. As the seat of government, the unemployment rate is lower and the average income higher than the national average, while property prices are relatively high, in part due to comparatively restricted development regulations. Tertiary education levels are higher, while the population is younger.