Access for people with disability

The department is working towards providing better access to court buildings and facilities for people with disabilities.

If you have a disability, contact the court or tribunal you need to attend to find out about access options available to you.

Some services may be available to make it easier for you to attend court. For example, courts can arrange for an infra-red hearing loop to be available on the day of a court hearing.

You can download and fill in a Request for court assistance form to let the court staff know what access you require and what support you intend bringing to a particular hearing. Complete the form and submit it to the court you need to attend.

If you are collecting an infrared hearing loop, contact the court office a few days before you attend to confirm that it has been ordered.

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment, call 133 677 to contact us through the National Relay Service.

For more information:  

See the brochure Can you hear in the courtroom

Visit the Diversity​ Services​ website

Download a Request for court assistance form

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