Supreme Court of Tasmania

Circular to Practitioners

No. 1 of 2013    10 January 2013

Wi-Fi in Criminal Court Building, Hobart

The Supreme Court has expanded its Wi-Fi network into the Criminal Courts Building in Hobart as part of a pilot project being conducted until mid-2013. Access to Wi-Fi will be by request, and free of charge during the pilot period.

The Wi-Fi network enables 3 classes of users to benefit from wireless access from the court building to the Internet and other network resources:

  • Guest Users – lawyers, counsel and other regular professional visitors may request access to the public Internet network;
  • Department of Justice Users – Department of Justice employees (including Crown Law) and Court officers will have automatic network access to the Department of Justice network to access files and on-line resources. Department of Justice network access requires the laptop or tablet to be registered with Justice IT Services in advance, to avoid the need for permission to log in each time.
  • Other Tasmanian Government employees – by using their normal network password, these employees will have access to their Departmental network resources e.g. police officers and forensic scientists etc.

Requests for password access should be directed to staff at the registry counter in the Criminal Courts building in Hobart.

Subject to evaluation after the pilot period, the Court will consider Wi-Fi installations in the Launceston and Burnie court buildings.

J A Connolly

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