Transcripts and recordings

Queensland State Courts and Tribunals are courts of record. Proceedings are usually recorded and a written transcript of the proceedings may be produced.

Currently, Auscript Australasia provides recording and transcription services to Queensland Courts, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

All proceedings are recorded in compliance with the Recording of Evidence Act 1962.

All transcripts are generated in compliance with the Department's Transcript Format and Style Guide (PDF, 963.8 KB)

New Recording and Transcription Service Delivery Model

Queensland Courts will transition to the new recording and transcription service delivery before the end of 2021.

For further information on this change, please refer to the recording and transcription project page.

What the Transition means for Court Users

Court users will continue to use Auscript Australasia until the new recording and transcription service goes Live.

Requesting copies of records or documents of proceedings

Until the new service is Live, court users will continue to request and order transcripts through Auscript at the MyAuscript webpage.

Contact Auscript Australasia with any queries about transcripts and recordings, including closed court proceedings.

Child protection matters

Requests for copies of records or documents of proceedings relating to child protection court proceedings can only be released where legislation allows release to a person or entity, or where a court order directs release of the transcript.

Read more on the Requesting copies of records in child protection proceedings page.

Closed Court matters

Requests for copies of records or documents of proceedings in a closed court—including the Childrens Court, and Domestic and Family Violence matters—may require ministerial or chief executive approval under the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and the Justices Act 1886.

Fees and Charges

For fees for transcripts and recordings post-May 2013

Please contact Auscript Pty Ltd via hyperlink above.

Fees for transcripts and recordings – pre-May 2013

See the Recording of Evidence Regulation 2018 for details of these fees. (No GST.)

Item Fee ($)

Copies in print or electronic form of a record of a legal proceeding before the Industrial Relations Commission

First copy—per page

4.65 per page

Additional copy issued to the same person—per page

1.05 per page

Copies in print or electronic form of a record of another legal proceeding

First copy:

 

The first eight pages

95.75

Each extra page

11.85 per page

Additional copy issued to the same person—per page

1.55 per page

Audio recording in electronic form or cassette tape—per hour

39.30 per hour

Fee Waiver

Division 3 of the Recording of Evidence Regulation 2018 provides for provision of copies of a record or transcript to particular persons at no or reduced cost.

Section 7 of the Regulation relates specifically to fee waiver requests due to financial hardship. The Department of Justice and Attorney-General Financial hardship fee waiver policy (PDF, 430.0 KB) (PDF, 430.0 KB) provides further information.