Ordering Court Transcripts

Parties involved in proceedings are able to order a transcript of the proceeding 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.

On 16 September EPIQ (formerly DTI Merrill) will take over as provider of recording and transcription services to the ACT Courts and ACAT.

The process for ordering is dependent on where and when the matter was heard.

  • For ACT Supreme Court, ACT Magistrates Court or ACAT transcripts or audio CD of proceeding heard on or after Monday 17 September 2018, please order via this form.
  • For ACT Supreme Court or ACT Magistrates Court transcripts or audio CD of proceedings heard between 16 December 2013 and 15 September 2018 please order via Spark and Canon’s Party Request Form.
  • For ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal transcripts of audio CD of proceedings heard between 9 December 2013 and 15 September 2018 please order via Spark and Canon’s Party Request Form.
  • For ACT Supreme Court or ACT Magistrate Court transcripts or audio CD of proceedings heard before 16 December 2013 should fill in the order form from EPIQ (Formerly DTI Merrill Corporation).
  • For ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal transcripts or audio CD of proceedings heard before 9 December 2013 complete the order form from EPIQ (Formerly DTI Merrill Corporation).

Send your completed order form to EPIQ (Formerly Merrill Corporation) who will advise you when your transcript or audio CD will be available for collection or delivery.

Transcripts and the ACT Courts and Tribunal  

ACT Courts and Tribunal are not responsible for providing the requesting party with transcripts. Please contact EPIQ directly on 6230 4110 or actcourts@epiqglobal.com if you have any questions concerning transcription services.

Transcript Fees

The fees charged by both companies for transcripts or audio CDs are set out in their order forms.

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 EPIQ within 7 days of each other, EPIQ will share the transcript costs between those ordering.

Parties are encouraged to consult with one another and the relevant associate, in a timely manner, to consider whether the sharing of transcript costs can be facilitated.

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, it is recommended that parties draw the sharing of costs request to the attention of EPIQ such as in the covering email sending the transcript request. Parties may also choose to copy in the other parties in their email request.


Fee Waiver

You may apply to have your 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.

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