Parties involved in court proceedings are able to order transcripts of proceedings that have been heard in the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT). Members of the public may apply for a copy of the transcript provided the Registrar is satisfied the person has a good reason for doing so.
As of 17 September, 2018, the whole of ACT Courts and Tribunal (including ACAT) has moved to a new service provider for its transcription service. The new provider is EPIQ (phone 6230 4110). For material relating to matters heard after 17 September 2018, applications will need to be made to EPIQ.
The EPIQ order form can be found here.
Transcripts and the ACT Courts and Tribunal
The ACAT not responsible for providing the requesting party with transcripts. Please contact EPIQ directly on 6230 4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning transcription services.
Transcripts of Proceedings between 9 December 2013 and 16 September 2018
To obtain a transcript of ACAT proceedings heard between 9 December 2013 and 16 September 2018, send your completed order form to Spark and Cannon who will advise you when your transcript will be available for collection or delivery. ACAT is not responsible for providing the requesting party with transcripts. Spark and Cannon may be contacted on 1300 502 819.
Transcripts of Proceedings Prior to 9 December 2013
To obtain a transcript of ACAT proceedings dealt with prior to 9 December 2013, send your completed order form to EPIQ who will advise you when your transcript will be available for collection or delivery. ACAT is not responsible for providing the requesting party with transcripts. EPIQ may be contacted on (02) 6230 4110.
The fees charged by both companies for transcripts or audio CDs are set out in their order forms.
If parties (including the tribunal) 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 ACAT, 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.
Payment of Transcript Fees
You may apply to have your fee for obtaining a transcript waived in whole or part ifthe Registrar considers the imposition of the fee would cause you hardship. Alternatively the Registrar may remit or refund the fee in whole or in part under the Attorney-General (Fees) Determination No 2 2014where the circumstances warrant it and it is in the interests of justice to do so. If you want to make such an application, send your completed waiver application or request for exemption to the Registrar at ACAT. You can email it to email@example.com.