Forms for Ordering Court Transcripts

Parties involved in proceedings are able to order a CD recording or transcript of proceedings heard in the ACT Courts and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT). Members of the public may also apply for a transcript - provided that the Registrar is satisfied as to the reason for the application.

As transcription and recording service providers have changed at various times, the form to order a recording or transcript is dependent on where and when the matter was heard.

Date heard

Court or Tribunal

Link to Form

After 17 September 2018

ACT Supreme Court

ACT Magistrates Court

ACAT

Request Form

Between 15 September 2018 and 16 December 2013

ACT Supreme Court

ACT Magistrates Court

Request Form

Prior to 16 December 2013

ACT Supreme Court

ACT Magistrates Court

Request Form

Between 15 September 2018 and 9 December 2013

ACAT

Request Form

Prior to 9 December 2013

ACAT

Request Form

Transcripts and the ACT Courts and Tribunal  

ACT Courts and Tribunal are not responsible for providing the requesting party with transcripts. Please contact the responsible provider directly if you have any questions concerning transcription services.

Historical Transcript Fees

The fees charged for transcripts or audio CDs are set out in the order forms.

Current Transcript Fee

If parties (including the court) order the same transcript with the same turnaround time (e.g. same day, next day etc.) and the orders are placed with the current provider EPIQ within 7 days of each other, EPIQ will share the transcript costs between those ordering.

If agreement is reached to order the same transcript, with the same turnaround time and orders are placed with EPIQ within 7 days of each other:

  1. parties should alert EPIQ to the cost sharing request in their cover email to EPIQ,
  2. Parties may also choose to copy in the other parties in their email request.

Fee Waiver

You may apply to have the fee for obtaining a transcript waived. Under section 15 of the Court Procedures Act 2004 the Registrar may waive the fee in whole or in part if imposition of the fee would impose hardship on you.

Depending on where the matter has been heard, send your completed waiver application to either the Registrar of the Supreme Court, the Magistrates Court or ACAT.