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Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

Charges For Services

This policy sets out the charges for services provided by the Court to court users that are not covered by the statutory fees.

Audio

Audio equipment is often used by the court to assist litigants and/or their legal representative to appear by telephone instead of in person.

The audio conferencing charge is $44 (Incl. GST) for both booking charge & call costs.

Video Conferences

Video equipment is often used by the court to assist litigants and/or their legal representative to appear by video instead of in person.

Other uses of Video are protected, special, intrastate and interstate, and overseas witnesses; defendants in custody appearing for return dates and bail applications. On occasions defendants in custody may appear by video from sentencing.

Video equipment is for private hire and for solicitors to take instructions.

The charges are:

$110.00 (Inc. GST) booking charge plus call costs at standard Telstra rates.

Solicitor Interviews with Clients on Remand

Solicitors are now able to interview their client by video link when they are on remand at Risdon Prison,Hobart Remand Centre, and Ashley Youth Detention Centre.

Charge exemption: There is no charge for videolink services to young offenders at Ashley Youth Detention Centre as per Circular No:6/ 2004.

Court and Conference Room Hire (with associated facilities)

A courtroom and associated rooms are available for hire. Hiring of these facilities should be approved by the Chief Magistrate to insure that the entity hiring the facilities is not in conflict with any court proceedings.

The charges are:

Courtroom:- $220.00 (Inc. GST) per day. (This includes the courtroom, associated chambers (office) and limited access to facilities such as Fax, phone, etc).

If the courts digital recording equipment is required the cost is $50.00 per day, which will include a copy CD of proceedings.

Conference room:- $110.00 (Incl. GST) per day. This includes limited access to facilities such as Fax, phone, etc)

If a conference phone is required the charge is $44 (Incl. GST) booking fee, plus normal Telstra rates.

Digital Audio Recording

Digital Audio recording hire equipment cost is $50.00 per day, which will include a copy CD of proceedings.

Administrative Support

Charge is by negotiation.

Cancellation Fees

Court / Conference room

$55.00 (Incl. GST)

Video Equipment

under 24 hours notice - $55.00 (Incl. GST)

over 24 Hours - no charge

Audio equipment

No refund of booking fee.

Guard/s

Hourly rate minimum 3 hours per guard by negotiation.