Any person who is unable to fully understand or who has difficulty with English can ask for an interpreter in the courtroom.
The Court's staff will arrange for interpreter services when they are asked for. The Court has locations at Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
Interpreters are usually in the courtroom, but a a speaker phone will be used where an interpreter is only available by phone.
Interpreter services are generally provided by:
If the interpreter is arranged by the Court there will be no cost to the person who needs the interpreter service.
This is in accordance with the Government's policy for Tasmania's Culturally Diverse Society.