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YES! You can schedule court reporters for U.S. depos in Australia.


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Australia Court Reporters: What you need to know

Before you schedule a court reporter in Australia, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Australia.


Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Australia?


Taking U.S. depositions in Australia is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Australia without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts.


Can depos in Australia take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?


Depositions in Australia can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.


Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter Australia?


Most U.S. passport holders traveling to Australia for tourism or business purposes for less than 90 days can obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The ETA is an electronic label-free visa and can be obtained at the ETA website for a small service fee. Airlines and many travel agents in the United States are also able to apply for ETAs on behalf of travelers.


Are there court reporters in Australia for U.S. depositions?


Optima Juris has local court reporters in Australia, which means little to no travel costs for you.


Can Optima Juris help me set up my depo?


We will take care of all the tricky logistics so you don’t have to stress about the details.

Expert deposition services in Australia

Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition in Australia. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition is in the right hands.

Australia-based court reporters

Our trusted court reporters have extensive international experience, along with the know-how to get the job done with the highest-quality results.

Legal videographers

Legal videographers trained in the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, so you can be sure that your video record will be taken in a manner consistent with your jurisdiction’s requirements.


Internationally-accredited language professionals with deposition experience and unbending standards of quality.


Our leading network of 2,500+ videoconference and telepresence facilities is unmatched by any of our competitors.

DepoAnywhere Web-based Conferencing

A low-cost option for deposing witnesses in other countries. All you need is an Internet-connected device.

Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Australia

Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Australia is a 6-page PDF that covers frequently asked questions, tips on how to swear in a witness abroad, best options for deposing a witness remotely, a user-friendly checklist, and travel tips.


Options for attending your deposition

Thanks to better Internet connectivity worldwide, many new options have arisen for conducting a deposition anywhere in the world. Below is a reference guide of the different options for your depositions in Australia.

Attending Deposition In Person

Attorneys, court reporter, videographer, and interpreter physically present with the witness.*

Typically this an ideal
scenario to get the clearest record and you are less likely to encounter technical issues.

Travel costs can add up quickly.

Videoconference Facility

Attorneys participate remotely at a videoconference facility. Court reporter, videographer, and interpreter physically present with the witness.*

Videoconferencing offers the most reliable remote connection with no to very little lag or interruptions.

Videoconference facilities are expensive. Costs typically fall within the USD $400 per-hour range.

DepoAnywhere Web-based Conferencing

Attorneys participate remotely via a web-based videoconference solution that connects on any laptop, smartphone or tablet. Court reporter, videographer, and interpreter physically present with the witness.*

Cost-effective solution for minor witnesses, sworn statements, or when your budget is really tight. DepoAnywhere™ includes a backup telephone dial-in feature, and an Optima Juris team member to monitor your connection to provide real-time help.

Remote connections can be prone to pauses, interruptions, and/or connection lost due to network issues.

*For the best and clearest record we always recommend that the court reporter, videographer and interpreter be physically present with the witness.

As CEO of Optima Juris, I guarantee that you will be getting the highest quality deposition services abroad. We stand by our services 100% and most importantly, we take away the anxiety of scheduling an international depo.

Ian Hardy

Optima Juris’ 100% Peace of Mind Guarantee*

At Optima Juris we are committed to providing you with the very best deposition services abroad without the stress or hassle. We guarantee that your court reporter and deposition team will show up on-time, where instructed, and that the results (transcript, video, interpretation, etc.) will be at the same level you would expect when conducting a deposition in your home town in the States. If that’s not the case, we’ll refund you fully for the defective service, no questions asked. This guarantee is subject to limitations, exclusions, and conditions as outlined in our terms & conditions.


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