District Court of Western Australia


An interpreter is a “person who conveys an oral or signed message or statement from one language into another with accuracy and objectivity to enable communication between two parties who use different languages”.

Booking of interpreters - Criminal Cases

For a criminal hearing, the accused is to notify the Court not less than 14 days prior to each appearance in the District Court that he or she requires an interpreter. The court covers the reasonable cost for criminal matters.

Booking of interpreters - Civil Cases

The Court is able to arrange for an interpreter for a party to attend at trial or at a hearing, to be paid for by the party, but taking advantage of the Court’s service provision contract.

Last updated: 1-Jul-2019

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