An official court transcript is important not only for the family and friends of the deceased, but because the coronial finding may be reviewed by public authorities who have a role to play in preventing similar deaths.
All coronial inquests and fire inquiries are sound recorded. Official court transcripts, which are written records of the court proceedings, are made from these recordings.
It takes approximately 3 months from the hearing for the transcript to be processed.
How do you order a transcript?
Transcripts and recordings of court proceedings can be ordered online through the Online Transcripts Portal on the NSW Online Registry website.
Order a transcript
View progress of a transcript request
Access completed transcripts
Receive email notifications.
To use the online transcripts portal, you must be registered with the Online Registry. If you are not already registered for the Online Registry, you can create an Online Registry Account.
Steps to ordering transcripts online
1. Log into the Online Registry Website
2. Navigate to the transcripts tab
3. Request a transcript online. You will be guided through the necessary approval and billing processes.
4. Check the progress of your transcript order at any stage by logging back into the online registry.
Download and lodge an order form
If you are not able to order online, you may send a written request, or use the Application for access to coronial documents (DOC , 61.5 KB) form.
The fees for transcripts are set by Part 5 of the Civil Procedure Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2020- external site.
These fees are:
1. Supplying a duplicate recording of sound-recorded evidence - $57 per disc/USB
2. Supplying a copy of a transcript of any proceedings
(a) where the matter being transcribed is under 3 months old - $98 for the first 8 pages, and $11 for each page after the first 8 pages; or
(b) where the matter being transcribed is 3 months old or older - $120 for the first 8 pages, and $13 for each page after the first 8 pages
Please send the form or written request by email, fax or post. Payment must be received before the request can be processed.
Can you make a copy of a transcript?
Copyright of the transcript is owned by the State. Transcripts cannot be photocopied or used in any other way.