Supreme Court of Tasmania



No. 20 of 2013 29 November 2013

Internet access via wi-fi (wireless) technology is now standardised in both the civil and criminal court buildings of the Supreme Court in Hobart. The service allows court users free access to browse the internet, including access to web emails, and in some cases Government network resources.


Access to the public internet network will be available on request to lawyers, counsel and other regular professional visitors for defined periods (currently a maximum of 10 consecutive days). Access is subject to users being issued with a password upon request.

The service is available in the public areas of the civil and criminal court buildings, including courtrooms 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8; the foyer and waiting areas on the ground floor; within the Andrew Inglis Clark Law Library on the lower ground floor; and in the mediation rooms.

The service is available during the registry’s opening hours.

While this service is being funded by the Supreme Court, it is provided through a third party contractor. Every endeavour will be made to ensure the service is available during standard registry hours, but the Court will not be responsible for any periods of unavailability.


To access the wi-fi service your laptop or PDA device will need to have wireless capability. The connection options should be automatically detected by your device.

· Private Sector Lawyers’ login

The connection to the service for private lawyers and counsel is TasGov_Guests. This connection allows court users free access to browse the internet, including access to web emails.

· Department of Justice lawyers’ login

Department of Justice users, including Crown Law and court officers, will be able to obtain access to the Department of Justice network to access files and online resources. The connection is TasGov_DOJ. Each user in this category must be registered with Justice IT Services in advance in order to access the service.

· Other Tasmanian Government Employees

Tasmanian government employees outside the Department of Justice may log on to either TasGov or TasGov_Internet. The TasGov connection will give access to the user’s department’s intranet and other internal resources. The TasGov_Internet connection is internet access only (no access to the user’s department’s intranet) for Tasmanian government employees.  For both these connections the user must be approved and access must be arranged in advance by the user’s own Department..


Requests for password access should be directed to staff at the Registry counter in either the Criminal or Civil Court buildings. The password for TasGov_Guest users will expire approximately every ten days.


It is recommended that users contact their own IT section or service provider in relation to their organisation’s security protocols prior to using this service.

Technical support

Court staff are not able to give technical assistance in relation to the wi-fi service. Please contact your own IT staff or service provider for technical assistance.

Installation of wireless network access in Supreme Court buildings in Launceston and Burnie will be occurring in early 2014.

JA Connolly