Find service providers using basic search options

The search facility enables you to find Arabic speaking service providers in our Directory based on your search criteria.  This involves selecting options in any of the dropdown menus listed below. 

Directory

One or both directory categories (Health Practitioners or Organisations) may be shown based on your current search criteria.

  • Select a category to find service providers within that category 
  • Select or leave as - Directory - to find service providers within the category(ies) shown in the dropdown menu

Notes:

  • - Directory - is the default option.  Please select this option to clear the dropdown menu of any current selection
  • If no service providers can be located, clear this dropdown menu and try searching again. Any categories shown are based on any other search criteria so you may also need to clear one or more other selections/entries
  • If the only option displayed is - Directory - this means that no service provider based on your current search criteria can be found - please modify your search criteria or click/tap the Clear button to start a new search

Service

The service(s) shown will be based on your current search criteria. For example, if you have only selected a directory category then the service(s) within that category will be displayed.

  • Select a service to find service providers offering that type of service
  • Select or leave as - Service - to find service providers offering the service(s) displayed

Notes:

  • - Service - is the default option.  Please select this option to clear the dropdown menu of any current selection
  • If no service providers can be located, clear this dropdown menu and try searching again. Any services shown are based on any other search criteria so you may also need to clear one or more other selections/entries
  • If the only option displayed is - Service - this means that no service provider based on your current search criteria can be found - please modify your search criteria or click/tap the Clear button to start a new search

State / Territory

The state(s)/territory(ies) shown will be based on your current search criteria. For example, if you have only selected a service then the state(s)/territory(ies) in which service providers offering that service are located will be displayed.

  • Select a state/territory to find service providers located in that area
  • Select or leave as - State / Territory - to find service providers located in the state(s)/territory(ies) displayed

Notes:

  • - State / Territory - is the default option.  Please select this option to clear the dropdown menu of any current selection
  • If no service providers can be located, clear this dropdown menu and try searching again. Any states/territories shown are based on any other search criteria so you may also need to clear one or more other selections/entries
  • If you have chosen a state/territory and a local government area and/or a suburb/town and wish to change to another state/territory, please clear the selected local government area and/or suburb/town first (ie choose the default option in either/both of those dropdown menus) then choose your new state/territory
  • If the only option displayed is - State / Territory - this means that no service provider based on your current search criteria can be found - please modify your search criteria or click/tap the Clear button to start a new search

Local Government Area

The local government area(s) [LGA(s)] shown will be based on your current search criteria. For example, if you have only selected a service and a state/territory then the local government area(s) within that state/territory in which service providers offering that service are located will be displayed.

  • Select a local government area to find service providers located in this LGA
  • Select or leave as - Local Government Area - to find service providers located in the LGA(s) displayed

Notes:

  • Local Government Area - is the default option.  Please select this option to clear the dropdown menu of any current selection
  • If no service providers can be located, clear this dropdown menu and try searching again. Any LGAs shown are based on any other search criteria so you may also need to clear one or more other selections/entries
  • If you have chosen an LGA and a suburb/town and wish to change to another LGA, please clear the selected suburb/town first (ie choose the default option in that dropdown menu) then choose your new LGA
  • If the only option displayed is - Local Government Area - this means that no service provider based on your current search criteria can be found - please modify your search criteria or click/tap the Clear button to start a new search

Suburb / Town

The suburb(s)/town(s) shown will be based on your current search criteria. For example, if you have selected one directory category (and chosen no other option) then only the suburb(s)/town(s) in which service providers within that directory category are located will be displayed.

  • Select a suburb/town to find service providers located in this locality
  • Select or leave as - Suburb / Town - to find service providers located in the locality(ies) displayed

Notes:

  • Suburb / Town - is the default option.  Please select this option to clear the dropdown menu of any current selection
  • If no service providers can be located, clear this dropdown menu and try searching again. Any suburbs/towns shown are based on any other search criteria so you may also need to clear one or more other selections/entries
  • If the only option displayed is - Suburb / Town - this means that no service provider based on your current search criteria can be found - please modify your search criteria or click/tap the Clear button to start a new search

Service Provider(s) Found

The search facility initially shows you the number of service providers currently in the Directory.  As you make your selections/enter information, the number of service providers matching your search criteria is shown - this enables you to decide when to view search results.  For example, if only one service provider matching your search criteria is located in the Directory then you can stop searching and view the details of that service provider immediately.

Help

Displays the search help page you are currently viewing.

Buttons

  • Clear: Clears all entered information/selections so that you can start a new search
  • List Service Provider(s): Button is available if at least one service provider has been found.  Loads the search results page where you can view the service provider(s) found matching your search criteria

Search Results

Sort by...

If at least two service providers are listed, it may be useful to sort these listings by a particular sequence, in ascending (0 - z) or descending (z - 0) order. You can click/tap one of the following links:

  • Name: name of service provider
  • Local government area: region in which service provider is located
  • Suburb / town: locality in which service provider is located
  • Date: date on which service provider was first listed in the Directory
  • Popularity: number of times service provider's page has been viewed

Note: simply clicking/tapping the same link will toggle the ascending/descending order of listings.

Listing(s)

If at least one service provider is listed, the search results page shows introductory details about the service provider(s). You can then click/tap the following:

  • Show Details link or any image under the service provider's name to view full information about the service provider. Once on the service provider's page you can click/tap the following:
    • Search Results link at the top of the page to return to the first page of search results
    • Return to listings / directory map link at the bottom of the page to return to the current page of search results

Notes:

  1. Do not use your browser's Forward or Back buttons to return to the search results page
  2. Use your browser's Print functions to print the current search results page or the service provider's page
  3. Abbreviated parts of service provider names are sequenced as if spelled in their unabbreviated form.  For example, parts of names beginning with 'St' will appear with service provider names beginning with 'Saint'; likewise 'Sr' (Sister), 'Mc' (Mac), 'Mt' (Mount), etc