Court Transcripts

Auscript has provided services to the Federal Circuit Court (FCC) of Australia since 2014.

The Federal Circuit Court is an independent federal court of law and equity under the Australian Constitution.  Prior to 1999, the Federal Circuit Court was the Federal Magistrates Court. The FCC jurisdiction is concurrent with that of the Family Court and Federal Court, meaning the FCC has no exclusive jurisdiction. The FCC was established to provide a simple and accessible alternative to litigation in the Federal Court and the Family Court and to relieve the workload of those courts.

Today, Auscript exclusively provides digital recording and transcript production services across all FCC courtrooms in Australia. We remotely record and monitor Federal Circuit Court proceedings using our secure network. Our skilled Audio Transcribers type proceedings within minutes of the spoken word – allowing fast delivery of an accurate transcript.


Who can order a transcript or recording?

  • Judiciary
  • Court staff
  • Parties involved in the proceedings.

Please note that not all audio recordings of all matters heard in the FCC – Family Court are available for review or purchase. Approval is granted at the Court’s discretion.

Turnaround Times: FCC - Federal and Family


The draft transcript of the morning session is delivered by 2 pm, with the final transcript of whole day delivered by 6 pm. Progressive transcripts must be ordered the day before the matter sits by 4:30 pm. 

Same Day

Final transcript of whole day’s proceedings are delivered by 6 pm. Same Day transcripts must be ordered the day before the matter sits by 4:30 pm. If matters sit past 4:15 pm, a partial will be delivered by 6 pm. The remaining transcript will arrive by 10 am the next business day.

Next Day

Final transcript delivered within 24-hours of the order confirmation.

3 Day

Final transcript delivered by 4 pm within three business days of the order confirmation.

5 Day

Final transcript delivered by 4 pm within five business days of the order confirmation.

10 Day

Final transcript delivered by 4 pm within 10 business days of the order confirmation.

We can accept requests for urgent transcripts at any time.

You can select your delivery preference when ordering:

  • Email
  • Hardcopy delivered by mail or by a Courier
  • access can be provided so you can securely stream court recorded audio
  • A CD of the recordings can be delivered by mail or Courier.

Transcript costs can vary greatly depending on how many words are spoken in each matter. The average hearing results in approximately 140 words being spoken per minute. Click on Quick Calculator for an estimate of costs.

You can choose the exact time of the proceeding that you require transcribed so you only pay for what you need.

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