The Industrial Registry offers a number of services to assist parties with their matters before the Industrial Court of Queensland and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

If you need any further information about the services listed below, or would like the Industrial Registry to organise a service for a matter, please contact us.

Order a transcript

Hearings before the Industrial Court of Queensland and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (as well as some conferences before the Commission) are recorded and transcribed.

QTranscripts is the web-based online platform for requesting audio or transcripts of proceedings before the Court and Commission.  To place an order, or to track the progress of a request, head to  When a transcript request is finalised, a secure link to download the transcript will be emailed to you.  You have 30 days to download your transcript or audio before the link expires.

When you visit QTranscripts for the first time, it will ask you to login with your QGov account.  If you do not have a QGov account, you can register for one at

Under the Recording of Evidence Regulation 2018 a party to a proceeding before the Court or Commission, or their legal representative or agent, is entitled to one free copy of the transcript.  Any subsequent copies, or requests made by non-parties (if eligible), will incur a charge.

Self-represented litigants who experience any difficulties obtaining a copy of the transcript should email the Industrial Registry at

If you have any trouble accessing QTranscripts, require assistance during the process of requesting a transcript, or for any general queries, please contact Recording and Transcription Services on 1800 842 122.

For more information head to Transcripts and recordings | Queensland Courts.

Search and copy request

Notice of Industrial Relations (Tribunals) Rules 2011 fee amount increase effective 1 July 2023.

A party to a proceeding or a non-party may make a request for the search and copy of a file or filed documents.

Should you wish to make a request please complete the Search and Copy request form and submit via email to

All requests will be subject to the approval of the Industrial Registrar.

In accordance with schedule 1 of the Industrial Relations (Tribunal) Rules 2011 there are fees that are payable for the inspection of a file, and also for obtaining photocopies of filed documents. This fee can be paid by cheque, BPoint or direct deposit.  For more information please refer to page 3 of the Search and Copy Request form.

For any other information please contact the registry on 1300592987 or 

Litigation Searches

Notice of Industrial Relations (Tribunals) Rules 2011 fee amount increase effective 1 July 2023.

A litigation search provides the requestor with a certificate of the Queensland Industrial Court, and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission stating whether the name or names searched for are named in any current, or past proceedings.

Please note however that searches are limited to the last five years.  For more information please refer to the Terms & Conditions of the Request form.  As of 1 April 2021, it is a requirement for requestors to complete the below form.

Litigation Search Request Form

In accordance with rule 228 of the Industrial Relations (Tribunal) Rules 2011 searches are subject to fees.


  • Once the form has been completed please email it to 
  • An invoice will be issued outlining the methods of payment.
  • Once the invoice has been satisfied a certificate will be issued from the Registry stating the results of the search.
Hearing Amplification Equipment

Do you find it hard to hear in a courtroom or do you use a hearing aid? The Commission uses an infrared assistive hearing system to assist people who are hard of hearing. This is similar to a hearing loop, but ensures the information stays within the conference/court room. This system may be used by parties, witnesses, legal professional, support persons etc.

Should you wish to utilise this system, please complete the Request for hearing amplification form. This form should be forwarded to the Industrial Registry prior to the day of the proceedings.

For any other information please contact the registry on 1300592987 or

Court security

Understanding the nature of threats to the process of justice depends upon information. Identifying those who may have an intention to do harm or disrupt court proceedings and assessing their capability to do so provides the information necessary to measure the risks posed by those circumstances.

Lawyers, government agencies and volunteer and support groups are encouraged to use the court security information report form to advise Queensland Industrial Relations Commission of instances whereby they become aware of a court security concern, risk or threat, and/or whereby additional security measures are being sought for court or commission matters. Details about where to email the completed form are included in the top section of the form.

Court technology
Translating and interpreting services

The Commission recognises that some participants in proceedings before the Commission may require the services of an interpreter. For further information, please refer to the Practice Direction, or contact the Registry on 1300 592 987 or email

Telephone and video conferencing

The Industrial Court of Queensland and Queensland Industrial Relations Commission provide telephone and video conferencing facilities for our court users. You will however need to seek the approval of the member conciliating or hearing your matter in the first instance.

This can be done by sending your request via email to The request for video link form, can be found here.

The instructions for participants utilising the video conferencing facilities can be found here. Practice Direction for Taking evidence by telephone or video link can be found here.

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