Donate Child Support Calculator
Skip navigation

Court Transcription Service

I would like to recommend a transcription service that I have recently used:

I would like to recommend a transcription service that I have recently used:

www.audio.net.au

They were very professional and gave me a 24 hour turn around.

I also found they had the best price per min recording.

There is a National Transcript Service which as I understand it has a monopoly on transcribing all Family Court events.

I do not feel that other transcription services would have the same status. It may be required to have alternative transcriptions verified. Monopolies have such advantages.

Their work is in effect relied upon in Appeals and also for reasons for judgement for Interim hearings.

They require a form to be filled, payment co-ordinated and identification to be provided.

They charge based upon the time delivery requirement determined by you (the client).

Payment is eventually based on the number of words used.

Further information on the Family Court's website:

http://www.familycourt.gov.au/presence/connect/www/home/about/business_administration/court_recording_transcripts/

It is advised to contact the phone number nearest you on that site. Sending an email to the common national email address is not as  expeditious.

What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
I was the first person to get SSAT transcripts done in Canberra. The transcription service didn't even know it was their job.

To his credit the magistrate indicated that i could get a copy of the tape and transcribe it myself if I wanted.

This would have upset the apple cart as the "service" - which used to be free some years ago - would have not made its money. Would be interested to see if someone asked in court if they transcribed it themselves - and provided the tape - whether it would be admissable - to save costs.

 Maybe I am not explaining myself well enough
When we enquired at our FMC (a regional qld town), they advised of a cheaper, local service.

Sometimes it pays to ask the registrar, they can be very nice and very helpful.

Junior Executive of SRL-Resources

Executive Member of SRL-Resources, the Family Law People on this site (Look for the Avatars). Be mindful what you post in public areas. 
It is my understanding that transcripts are free to social welfare recipients.

The full court actually only pays $9 per CD.

So who subsidises them?

What is done for you, let it be done, what you must do, be sure you do it, as the wise person does today that what the fool will do in three days - Buddha
Applying for a transcript CD to the national transcript service situated in the family court.

You first need to write a letter to the registry manager located in the court who, if approved, permits the transcripts to be released and stamps your application form.

My concern is that I have been informed that the registry manager quite often refuses to release the transcript.

The cost of each CD is $18.42, the typescript for the five day hearing, they tell me is $6000 - I'll chose the cd.

Ideas for consideration

monaro said
My concern is that I have been informed that the registry manager quite often refuses to release the transcript.
This may involve administrative issues.

It may pay to establish, prior to any request, what the criteria and decision making process are.  This won't stop it happening but it will, if you receive a sensible response, alert you to the state criteria and requirements.  And it may provide ideas for an appeal.

This could be done via writing a letter to the registry manager seeking that information in writing, and the basis for it (Act, Reg, Court Rules, etc).

If it were me, I'd also send separate requests to the bosses of both the FCA (Chief Justice Diana Bryant) and the FMC (Chief Federal Magistrate John Pascoe).  One might find interesting and useful information that could be used with a 'difficult' and uncooperative registry manager.

You might also consider requesting a CD/recording in writing prior to court proceedings.
verdad.

I sent you an email through your avatar via profile. I had trouble with posting, quick reply and reply tabs disappeared. They are back now.

dad4life, much appreciated as always.

1 guest and 0 members have just viewed this.

Recent Tweets