Courts and Tribunals Tasmania


Arranging for an interpreter

Any person who is unable to fully understand or who has difficulty with English can ask for an interpreter in the courtroom.

Court staff will arrange or interpreter services when they are asked for. The Magistrates Court has locations in:

  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • Hobart
  • Launceston

and the Supreme Court has locations in:

  • Burnie
  • Hobart
  • Launceston

Interpreters are usually in the courtroom, but a speaker phone will be used where an intefrpreter is only available by phone.

Interpreter services are generally provided by: 

  • Telephone Interpreter Service:
    phone interpreter : Phone:  131 450
    in court interpreter: Phone: 1300 655 082
    fax: 1300 654 151
    Quote the Court's Client Code C164 881
  • Amigo's Interpreter Service : Phone (03) 6228 5480
  • Translators' Network : Phone (03) 6231 0022
  • Lingo Interpreting Services: Phone (03) 6273 0776
  • Tasmanian Deaf Society: Phone (03) 6249 5144


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