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Find jurisdiction-specific ordering information below, or if you have any questions, please contact us directly.

Federal Court of Australia building

Federal Court of Australia

The Federal Court’s jurisdiction is broad, covering almost all civil matters arising under Australian Federal law, and some summary and indictable criminal matters.

VIQ Solutions, formerly Auscript, has more than a 35-year relationship with the Federal Court. Our expert In-Court Monitors set up recordings and create log notes to capture essential information about the proceedings. Our skilled Audio Transcribers type proceedings within minutes of the spoken word – allowing for fast delivery of an accurate transcript. 

  • Judiciary & Court staff
  • Parties involved in the proceedings
  • Members of the media
  • Members of the public

Under our contract with the Federal Court, we do not provide transcripts of judgments. In most cases, judgments are made available free of charge by the Commonwealth on the Federal Court of Australia website after the matter occurs.

Same Day Progressive – The draft transcript of the morning session is delivered prior to the commencement of the afternoon session, with the final transcript of the whole day delivered by 6:00 PM. Progressive transcripts must be ordered and confirmed by 10:00 AM (local time) on the day the matter occurs.

If matters sit past 4:15 PM, a partial transcript will be delivered by 6:00 PM that day, with the final transcript being delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day. If matters are commenced past 4:15 PM, the final transcript of that portion of proceedings will be delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

NOTE: If there is no afternoon session scheduled (eg: adjourns for the day before/at lunch adjournment) Progressive will revert to Same Day delivery timeline of final transcript by 6:00 PM.

Same Day – The final transcript of the entire day’s proceedings is delivered by 6:00 PM. Same Day transcripts must be ordered and confirmed before 10:00 AM (local time) on the day the matter occurs.

If matters sit past 4:15 PM, a partial transcript will be delivered by 6:00 PM that day, with the final transcript being delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day. If matters are commenced past 4:15 PM, the final transcript of that portion of proceedings will be delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Next Day – The final transcript is delivered within 10 business hours of order confirmation or time of adjournment, whichever is later.

For example:

  • If the transcript is ordered at 10:20 AM on the day the matter is being heard and adjourns at 3:45 PM, the transcript will be delivered by 3:45 PM the following business day.
  • If the transcript is ordered after the matter has been heard and confirmed at 11:00 AM, the transcript will be delivered by 11:00 AM the following business day.
  • If the transcript is ordered after the matter has been heard and confirmed after 6:00 PM, this is counted from 8:00 AM the following business day. The transcript will then be delivered by 8:00 AM the following business day.

Note: When a hearing sits over multiple days, and transcripts for each day are ordered on a Next Day turnaround, transcripts will be delivered one per day on consecutive days following each day of the hearing.

1.5 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 15 business hours of the order confirmation.

3 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 30 business hours of the order confirmation.

5 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 50 business hours of the order confirmation.

10 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 100 business hours of the order confirmation.

No. Sharing transcripts is a direct breach of copyright. In instances where transcript sharing is suspected or admitted to, VIQ Solutions reserves the right to withhold services.

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia was established by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021, bringing together the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. These reforms received Royal Assent on 1 March 2021 and commenced on 1 September 2021.

VIQ provides digital recording and transcript production services across all FCFCOA courtrooms in Australia.

  • Judiciary & other Court staff, and Parties involved in the proceedings.
  • Interested parties and members of the public may not order in this jurisdiction.

Same Day Progressive – The draft transcript of the morning session is delivered prior to the commencement of the afternoon session, with the final transcript of the whole day delivered by 6:00 PM. Progressive transcripts must be ordered and confirmed by 10:00 AM (local time) on the day the matter occurs.

If matters sit past 4:15 PM, a partial transcript will be delivered by 6:00 PM that day, with the final transcript being delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day. If matters are commenced past 4:15 PM, the final transcript of that portion of proceedings will be delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

NOTE: If there is no afternoon session scheduled (eg: adjourns for the day before/at lunch adjournment) Progressive will revert to Same Day delivery timeline of final transcript by 6:00 PM.

Same Day – The final transcript of the entire day’s proceedings is delivered by 6:00 PM. Same Day transcripts must be ordered and confirmed before 10:00 AM (local time) on the day the matter occurs.

If matters sit past 4:15 PM, a partial transcript will be delivered by 6:00 PM that day, with the final transcript being delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day. If matters are commenced past 4:15 PM, the final transcript of that portion of proceedings will be delivered by 12:00 PM the next business day, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

Next Day – The final transcript is delivered within 10 business hours of order confirmation or time of adjournment, whichever is later.

For example:

  • If the transcript is ordered at 10:20 AM on the day the matter is being heard and adjourns at 3:45 PM, the transcript will be delivered by 3:45 PM the following business day.
  • If the transcript is ordered after the matter has been heard and confirmed at 11:00 AM, the transcript will be delivered by 11:00 AM the following business day.
  • If the transcript is ordered after the matter has been heard and confirmed after 6:00 PM, this is counted from 8:00 AM the following business day. The transcript will then be delivered by 8:00 AM the following business day.

Note: When a hearing sits over multiple days, and transcripts for each day are ordered on a Next Day turnaround, transcripts will be delivered one per day on consecutive days following each day of the hearing.

1.5 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 15 business hours of the order confirmation.

3 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 30 business hours of the order confirmation.

5 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 50 business hours of the order confirmation.

10 Day – Final transcript is delivered within 100 business hours of the order confirmation.

No. Sharing transcripts is a direct breach of copyright. In instances where transcript sharing is suspected or admitted to, VIQ Solutions reserves the right to withhold services.

NSW Courts Tribunals

NSW Courts and Tribunals

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice works with children, adults, families and communities to deliver services with a unified and collaborative approach with the objective of achieving a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive community.

NSW operates the largest court and tribunal system in Australia, managing almost 400,000 matters annually. There are 170 Courts and Tribunals conducted at 164 locations throughout NSW, including the Supreme, District and Local Courts, specialist courts such as the Dust Diseases Tribunal, Children’s Court, Coroner’s Court and Drug Court, and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).

VIQ Solutions has a 25+ year relationship with the NSW Courts. We transcribe both directly for the Court and for parties regarding matters heard in the Courts & Tribunals of NSW.

Transcript orders are managed directly by the NSW Courts’ Reporting Services Branch. For more information, visit their website.

Queensland Courts Supreme and District

Queensland Courts

VIQ Solutions is proud to be a contracted provider of digital recording, transcription management and transcript production services for the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General (DJAG).

Formerly acting in the state of Queensland under the brand Auscript, we have been producing superior transcripts for the Queensland Courts for over 20 years.

The Courts manage all requests through their website QTranscripts. In QTranscripts you can place your order, track and query your request, and view any communication from DJAG.

  • If you’re a first-time user, you will be prompted to create an account – it’s simple to do and you only need to do it once.
  • Once you are logged in, you can place your request for audio or transcript – select VIQ Solutions as you work through the ordering process.
  • We offer same-day, next-day and other deferred turnaround transcripts.

For all other questions, you can visit the “Transcripts and Recordings” page of the DJAG website for further information and contact points.

  • Magistrates Court
  • District Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Children’s Court
  • Coroners Court
  • Court of Appeal
  • Mental Health Court
  • Planning and Environment Court
  • Land Court and Land Appeal Court
  • Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
  • Queensland Industrial Court

Together with our local and knowledgeable partners Law In Order, we utilise a combination of cutting-edge technology and highly-trained Stenographers, to produce a real-time, progressive transcript within seconds of the spoken word. 

Contact us now to enquire about a quote for real-time services. 

Supreme Court of Victoria

Victoria Courts

County Court

VIQ Solutions provides same Day Progressive and Deferred transcripts for civil matters in County Court.

For Same Day Progressive transcripts (2 deliveries per day), we will organise to record directly from the court if the Judge has provided permission for the party to order a transcript. We will mobilise resources for technical management of the audio and assemble a team of experienced Audio Typists to work on the matter throughout the day/s of the hearing. 

Deferred orders can be ordered on a range of turnarounds from 5  to 20 days. For deferred orders, the ordering party will need to supply the audio to VIQ Solutions. To request audio from a past hearing, please contact the courts.

To get a quote for County Court Same Day Progressive or Deferred transcripts, email our friendly team.

Victoria Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

VIQ Solutions is an Approved Supplier of recording and transcription services for the Victoria Civil & Administrative Tribunal. We can also provide you with audio recordings of your matter on request.

The first step is to email our friendly team for a VCAT quote. The team can let you know about various service options that are available.

Next, visit the VCAT website and follow the links to get to the appropriate online form to place your order. IMPORTANT – it can take up to 5 business days for VCAT to approve your request , so make sure you submit your form as early as possible.

Criminal Matters heard in the Victoria Courts

VIQ provides transcription support to Victorian Government Reporting Service as an active participant in a group of panel providers.

Upon request from VGRS, VIQ will produce Criminal and Coronial transcripts on either a Running or Deferred Turnaround.

Should you wish to order a transcript for this jurisdiction, please phone VGRS directly on (03) 9603 9134 or click on the Request a Criminal Transcript button and email the completed form to vgrs.transcriptrequest@courts.vic.gov.au

Western Australia Department of Justice

VIQ Solutions has served the WA Department of Justice for over 10 years, providing premium recording and transcription services. Our court monitors attend courtrooms throughout Western Australia to provide a detailed record of proceedings and have all transcripts hand-produced by our local audio transcribers.

We are proud to work with the team at WA Justice as they lead the country in innovative technology integrations, bringing a new level of collaboration to our lengthy relationship.

If you are interested in receiving a transcript from the above courts, please contact the relevant court registry for more information.