Court Transcripts

The Federal Court is a superior court of record and a court of law and equity.

It sits in all capital cities, and elsewhere in Australia from time to time. The Federal Court’s jurisdiction is broad, covering almost all civil matters arising under Australian Federal law, and some summary and indictable criminal matters.

Auscript has had a 34-year relationship with the Federal Court. In fact, we installed Australia’s first digital court recording system in 70 Federal Court courtrooms in 2006. Our expert In-Court Monitors set up recordings and create log notes to capture the proceedings. Our skilled Audio Transcribers type proceedings within minutes of the spoken word – allowing fast delivery of an accurate transcript.

Who can order a transcript?

  • Judiciary
  • Court staff
  • Parties involved in the proceedings
  • Non-involved parties
  • Members of the media
  • Members of the public.

Please note that Auscript cannot provide judgments to parties. In most cases, judgments are made available free of charge by the Commonwealth on the Federal Court of Australia website after the matter occurs.

Turnaround Times


Delivery of the electronic transcript seconds behind the spoken word both in the Courtroom and to remote clients, giving you the ability to flag events and take notes in the transcript instantaneously. Make an enquiry now.


The draft transcript of the morning session is delivered by 2 pm, with the final transcript of the whole day delivered by 6 pm. Progressive transcripts must be ordered and confirmed by 10 am on the day the matter occurs.

Same Day

The final transcript of the entire day’s proceedings is delivered by 6 pm. Same Day transcripts must be ordered and confirmed before 10 am on the day the matter occurs. 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.

1.5  Day

Final transcript delivered within one and a half business days of the order confirmation. (1.5 business days = one business day + 5 business hours).

3 Day

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

5 Day

Final transcript delivered within five 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.

Transcript costs can vary depending on how many words are spoken in each matter. In the Federal Court, the average hearing results in approximately 130 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.