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Access for people with disabilities

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.

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Requesting reasonable adjustments

If you would like to request reasonable adjustments to improve your access when you need to attend court, please complete the form in our Request for court assistance pamphlet [PDF 459kb].

Please return the completed form to the court you will be attending as soon as you know where and when you need to be at court.

Hearing loops

The department offers infra-red hearing loops for people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment who need to attend court.

For more information, including how to order a hearing loop for when you attend court, please see our Can you hear in the courtroom? pamphlet [PDF 548kb].

If you order a hearing loop, please contact the court office a few days before your court appearance to confirm that the hearing loop will be available for you.

National Relay Service

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

Find out more about the services that the Department of Justice offers for people with a disability.

Access to services for people with disability

Find out about the Department of Justice disability policy and services.

Interpreter services

Find out about interpreters that may be available to you in court. 

Request for court assistance

Request for court assistance [PDF 459kb] is a pamphlet about seeking reasonable adjustments at court.

The pamphlet includes a form you can use to request adjustments.

Can You Hear in the Courtroom?

Can you hear in the courtroom? [PDF 548kb] is a pamphlet about using the hearing loop system when you attend court.

The pamphlet includes a form you can use to request a hearing loop.